What does the word multifarious mean?

Usage examples for multifarious

  1. The sisters, who managed this large establishment, seemed happy in the midst of their severe and multifarious duties. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  2. The objects of the restoration of the forest are as multifarious as the motives that have led to its destruction, and as the evils which that destruction has occasioned. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  3. I used to pick up for her anything I could, and put it in a large bag which I occasionally brought to Greenwich, and this bag, with its multifarious contents, would give her more pleasure than if I had brought her any single object more valuable. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat