Definitions

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

  • noun The slope of a side of a mountain or mountain range.
  • noun The general slope of a region.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Familiar; conversant; versed.
  • In heraldry, carrying the wings erect and open.
  • noun All that part of a country which slopes or inclines in one direction; the general lie or slope of surface; aspect.

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

  • noun The slope of a side of a mountain chain; hence, the general slope of a country; aspect.
  • adjective rare Familiar; conversant.

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

  • adjective archaic experienced, practiced
  • adjective conversant
  • noun a slope of a mountain or mountain ridge
  • noun the overall slope of a region

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

  • noun the side or slope of a mountain

Etymologies

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

[French, present participle of verser, to turn, from Old French, from Latin versāre, to turn frequently; see versatile.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French versant, present participle (used as a noun) of verser, from Latin versō, frequentative of vertō ("I turn").

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