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diverse adj
1 many and different; "tourist offices of divers nationalities"; "a person of diverse talents" [syn: divers(a)]
2 distinctly dissimilar or unlike; "diverse parts of the country"; "celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan"; "animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth" [syn: various]

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(English variation)


  1. Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.




  1. In different directions; diversely.

See also



  1. various, sundry, miscellaneous, incidental.
    • han annoncerede under «diverse»
      • he inserted an ad in the "miscellaneous" section
    • Synonyms:
      • alle mulige
      • alskens
      • forskellige
      • forskelligartet
  2. Capable of various forms; multiform.



  1. diversely



  1. Form of feminine, divers



diverse p


Alternative spellings


From diversus


  1. in different directions; hither and thither
  2. variously

Related terms


  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)



  1. various, sundry, miscellaneous.
    • han annonserte under «diverse»
      • he inserted an ad in the "miscellaneous" section
  2. Capable of various forms; multiform.

Extensive Definition

Diverse (born Kenny Jenkins in Chicago, Illinois) is an American rapper. An underground hip-hop artist, he has received critical acclaim "from knowledgeable heads worldwide".

Early career

Diverse got his start in the Chicago hip-hop scene while being employed at a post office. He has worked or associated with Chicago hip-hop mainstays such as J.U.I.C.E., Modill, Copperpot and Iomos Marad. His debut EP, Move, featuring the track "Time", appeared in 2001.
He has professional relationships with RJD2 and Prefuse 73. He contributed to Prefuse 73's album One Word Extinguisher, rhyming on the track "Plastic". Prefuse 73 also produced the original beat for "Wylin' Out," a track that paired Diverse with the beloved New York rapper Mos Def. The single "Wylin' Out" was well-received,
In June of 2006, Diverse was featured on the Chocolate Swim E.P., a combined effort of Chocolate Industries, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and Mountain Dew. On the six-track EP, Diverse appeared on another version of "Wylin' Out," this time a remix by Kut Masta Kurt, and a remix of his song "Ain't Right" by DJ Mitsu. This EP was available for free download on the Adult Swim website.
Diverse's second album will be called Round About. The few published progress reports on it have indicated the continued contributions of Madlib, K-Kruz, and Prefuse 73 and also involvement from Oh No, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Hezekiah, and the late J Dilla. Featured guest performers are slated to include Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious), Strange Fruit Project, Invincible, and The Hypnotic.
Slated to precede the release of Round About is The Standard, a mixtape comprising snippets from Round About, exclusive content, rare works, little-heard remixes, previously unreleased songs, and, chiefly, covers of songs considered "standards" or "classics" of the hip-hop genre.
On the aforementioned The Storm 2006 tour, Diverse's setlist drew heavily from the still unreleased album and mixtape.


Diverse cites Mos Def, Pharaohe Monch of Organized Konfusion, and Posdnuos of De La Soul as his three main influences. He also acknowledges Spike Lee and Sidney Poitier.

Lyrical style and content

His style is clear with a large vocabulary and frequent use of similes and poetic imagery. His tracks, even his battle raps, are more delicate and less confrontational in tone than many rappers'. This can be attributed to his roots in poetry.





  • 2008 Standard (forthcoming)


diverse in Italian: Diverse

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