verb (used with object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
verb (used without object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
Origin of vary
Synonyms for vary
Related Words for varyingchangeable, fluctuating, differing, deviating, vacillating, wavering, alternating, waffling, flexible, inconstant, irregular, uncertain, unstable, unsteady, volatile
Examples from the Web for varying
Contemporary Examples of varying
About half of these are preschool students with varying levels of special needs.Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled
October 22, 2014
All models favor Republicans to varying degrees, but the world changes fast.What the GOP Will Do If It Wins Congress
October 3, 2014
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
September 15, 2014
To varying degrees, the foundations of your background can help or harm you.We're Talking About Depression All Wrong
August 20, 2014
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
August 8, 2014
Historical Examples of varying
She was back again in an instant, however, in another of her varying moods.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
There are all the varying fortunes of butter-making recorded.
Her yard is a varying pageant of plants in all stages of misfortune.
Thousands upon thousands do it, according to their varying manner, every day.Little Dorrit
She cut four of varying lengths and dropped them into an empty cracker-box.Four Girls and a Compact
Annie Hamilton Donnell
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.