Origin of versatile
Examples from the Web for versatile
Since Westlake was as prolific as he was versatile, this all took a while.
Served in lieu of morning pancakes or bread at supper, ployes are nothing if not versatile.On the Canadian Border, It's Pancakes for Every Meal|Jane & Michael Stern|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Regular viewers of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon know that The Roots are one of the most versatile bands working today.Viral Video of the Day: Harry Potter and the Legendary Roots Crew|Alex Chancey|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The former stand-up comedian has evolved into one of the most versatile entertainers in showbiz.Jamie Foxx on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Donald Sterling’s Racism, and Bill O’Reilly’s TV Act|Marlow Stern|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On YouTube, Letterman was no match for his spry, versatile competition.Stephen Colbert and the Viral Video-Fueled Generation Hijack Late Night|Jason Lynch|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My versatile mind turns to the seven years of judicious Badness.The Story of Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
And now we begged to be allowed to visit the atelier, where the versatile artist worked out his pictures.Vocal Mastery|Harriette Brower
She was sole sovereign of all the Russias, at liberty to indulge any caprice that entered her versatile brain.Love affairs of the Courts of Europe|Thornton Hall
Unluckily for Athens, Socrates was not able to instil strong principles of virtue into the mind of the versatile Alcibiades.Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)|Charles Morris
It is to be remembered that Mr. Story's pen is as versatile as his talent is various.
British Dictionary definitions for versatile
Word Origin for versatile
Word Origin and History for versatile
c.1600, from Latin versatilis "turning, revolving, moving, capable of turning to varied subjects or tasks," from past participle stem of versare "keep turning, be engaged in something, turn over in the mind," frequentative of vertere "to turn" (see versus).