varied

[ vair-eed ]
/ ˈvɛər id /

adjective

characterized by or exhibiting variety; various; diverse; diversified: varied backgrounds.
changed; altered: a varied estimate.
having several different colors; variegated.

Origin of varied

First recorded in 1580–90; vary + -ed2

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Definition for varied (2 of 2)

vary

[ vair-ee ]
/ ˈvɛər i /

verb (used with object), var·ied, var·y·ing.

verb (used without object), var·ied, var·y·ing.

Origin of vary

1300–50; Middle English varien < Latin variāre, equivalent to vari(us) (see various) + -āre infinitive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for varied (1 of 2)

varied

/ (ˈvɛərɪd) /

adjective

displaying or characterized by variety; diverse
modified or alteredthe amount may be varied without notice
varicoloured; variegated

Derived Forms

variedly, adverbvariedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for varied (2 of 2)

vary

/ (ˈvɛərɪ) /

verb varies, varying or varied

to undergo or cause to undergo change, alteration, or modification in appearance, character, form, attribute, etc
to be different or cause to be different; be subject to change
(tr) to give variety to
(intr foll by from) to differ, as from a convention, standard, etc
(intr) to change in accordance with another variableher mood varies with the weather; pressure varies directly with temperature and inversely with volume
(tr) music to modify (a theme) by the use of variation

Derived Forms

varying, adjectivevaryingly, adverb

Word Origin for vary

C14: from Latin variāre, from varius various
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Medicine definitions for varied

vary

[ vârē ]

v.

To make or cause changes in the characteristics or attributes of; modify or alter.
To undergo or show change.
To be different; deviate.
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