Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or consisting of various kinds or forms; diverse: synonym: miscellaneous.
  • adjective Characterized by variety or variation.
  • adjective Varicolored or variegated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Altered: partially changed; changed.
  • Characterized by variety; consisting of various kinds or sorts: as, a varied assortment of goods.
  • Differing from one another; diverse; various: as, commerce with its varied interests.
  • Variegated in color: as, the varied thrush

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Changed; altered; various; diversified

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of vary.
  • adjective diverse or miscellaneous
  • adjective having been changed or modified
  • adjective variegated

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective broken away from sameness or identity or duplication
  • adjective characterized by variety
  • adjective widely different

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Examples

  • It is divulging no secret that the income that passed with the title varied between five and seven thousand pounds a year, according as coal was high, and tenants prosperous or not -- a mere miserable pittance, of course, for the Earl of Montdidier and Kirkudbrightshire; so that all his ventures, and therefore ours, had one avowed end -- shekels enough to lift the mortgages from his estates.

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  • It is divulging no secret that the income that passed with the title varied between five and seven thousand pounds a year, according as coal was high, and tenants prosperous or not -- a mere miserable pittance, of course, for the Earl of Montdidier and Kirkudbrightshire; so that all his ventures, and therefore ours, had one avowed end -- shekels enough to lift the mortgages from his estates.

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  • My wife uses it extensively in varied dishes from sauces to desserts that call for heavy cream and it works perfectly.

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  • My wife uses it extensively in varied dishes from sauces to desserts that call for heavy cream and it works perfectly.

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  • You can jig these spoons or retrieve in varied manners.

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  • The problems this year varied from a string manipulation to a brute force solution for tiling a grid.

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  • We can delve into the metaphor of the “devouring vagina” as a threat to the masculine phallus, and the concept, in varied histories, of women as being sexually capricious and, yes, predatory.

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  • My wife uses it extensively in varied dishes from sauces to desserts that call for heavy cream and it works perfectly.

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  • Over the years, my definition of “friend” has varied from the girl who shared her toys with me, to the girls that whispered middle school secrets over the phone late at night, to the women who I hold near and dear to my heart and have stood by me through moments of bruised emotions and contagious laughter.

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  • The problems this year varied from a string manipulation to a brute force solution for tiling a grid.

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