Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a variety of forms; diversiform.

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  • adj. That can take various forms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having different shapes or forms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Varied in form; having different shapes; diversiform.

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

  • adj. varying in form or shape

Etymologies

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Latin varius ("various") + -form

Examples

  • And civilisation is merely the expression of life — a variform utterance which includes love, and hunger, and joy, and death.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • I could sort of slooshy myself making special sort of shooms and govoreeting slovos like 'Dear dead idlewilds, rot not in variform guises' and all that cal.

    Where's the show?

  • Vases of Etruscan mould, containing plants of the commonest kind, offer those lines of beauty which the eye delights in following; and variform leaves hanging festooned over them, and shading them if they be of a light colour, with a soft grateful hue, add much to their pleasing effect.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 337, October 25, 1828

  • I do not only find it hard to piece our actions to one another, but I moreover find it hard properly to design each by itself by any principal quality, so ambiguous and variform they are with diverse lights.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

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