verb (used with object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
verb (used without object), var·ied, var·y·ing.
Origin of vary
Synonyms for vary
Examples from the Web for varyingly
Historical Examples of 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.Ivory Apes and Peacocks
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.