verb (used with object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
verb (used without object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
Origin of vary
Examples from the Web for vary
Near-Death Experiences tend to vary in narrative complexity.
Like the weather, the climate for solar electricity can vary.
The quality and accuracy of information on these sites can vary widely, as can the virtual support that some of them provide.
Within these forms, the severity of depression can vary over time.
Federal judges might all have one vote, but their influence can vary widely.Obama’s Shocking Success on Judgeships Overturns Conventional Wisdom|David Fontana|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They vary at different times both in respect to names of places and of men.
See Trollope, ii, 179, as to the endless Florentine devices to check special power and to vary the balance of the constitution.The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
So I was forced to bury it under a stone, where it is doubtless alive, to this vary day.The Three Golden Apples|Nathaniel Hawthorne
These conditions, of course, vary greatly throughout a region stretching from Maryland to Texas.
It is permissible to vary the chase by running away from the immediate vicinity of the circle.Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium|Jessie H. Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for vary
verb varies, varying or varied
Word Origin for vary
Word Origin and History for vary
mid-14c. (transitive); late 14c. (intransitive), from Old French varier, from Latin variare "change, alter, make different," from varius "varied, different, spotted;" perhaps related to varus "bent, crooked, knock-kneed," and varix "varicose vein," from a PIE root *wer- (1) "high raised spot or other bodily infirmity" (cf. Old English wearte "wart," Swedish varbulde "pus swelling," Latin verruca "wart"). Related: Varied; varying.