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 varying
About half of these are preschool students with varying levels of special needs.
All models favor Republicans to varying degrees, but the world changes fast.
In our new series, The Collectors Project, we will profile these fascinating individuals of varying passions.Pryor Dodge's Two-Wheeled Obsession Is Now a Museum of Bike History|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To varying degrees, the foundations of your background can help or harm you.
Petit walks the wire back and forth four times, varying the walks with little routines from time to time.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bridles are also of varying lengths, from 15 to 40 feet.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory|Lucien Turner
Various reasons, some good and some poor, may be assigned, varying according to political predilections of the observer.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
In the accompanying diagram (Fig. 2) the variations are exhibited by means of lines of varying length.Darwinism (1889)|Alfred Russel Wallace
I owe you both some return for the patience you have shown my varying moods.Professor Huskins|Lettie M. Cummings
A measure for grain, varying in capacity in different parts of Spain and Portugal.The History of the Great and Mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof, Volume I (of 2)|Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza
verb varies, varying or varied
Word Origin 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.