vary

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

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


Nearby words

  1. varsovian,
  2. varuna,
  3. varus,
  4. varve,
  5. varvel,
  6. varying hare,
  7. varèse,
  8. varèse, edgard,
  9. vas,
  10. vas deferens

Origin of vary

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

Related forms
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Examples from the Web for varyingly

  • He usually takes a single model and plays with the motive as varyingly as did Brahms in his variations on a theme by Paganini.



British Dictionary definitions for varyingly

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 Formsvarying, adjectivevaryingly, adverb

Word Origin for vary

C14: from Latin variāre, from varius various

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Word Origin and History for varyingly

vary

v.

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.

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Medicine definitions for varyingly

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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