Definitions for varyˈvɛər i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
var•yˈvɛər i(v.)var•ied, var•y•ing.
(v.t.)to alter, as in form, appearance, character, or substance; to make different in some way:
to vary the program each night.
to relieve from uniformity; diversify:
to vary one's diet.
to alter (a melody or theme) by modification or embellishments.
Category: Music and Dance
(v.i.)to show diversity; differ:
to undergo change, as in appearance or form.
to change periodically or in succession:
Demand varies with the season.
to diverge; deviate:
to vary from the norm.
to be subject to change, as a mathematical function.
to exhibit biological variation.
Origin of vary:
1300–50; ME < L variāre, der. of variusvarious
change, alter, vary(verb)
become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
"her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
deviate, vary, diverge, depart(verb)
be at variance with; be out of line with
be subject to change in accordance with a variable
"Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"
vary, variegate, motley(verb)
make something more diverse and varied
"Vary the menu"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to change depending on the situation or place
The cost of the drug can vary by $100 or more.
to be very different in different situations
Health care varies widely among states.
(of things in a group) to be different from each other
His fans vary in age from 10 to 30.
to change sth regularly
Stay healthy by varying the foods you eat.
To change with time or a similar parameter.
He varies his magic tricks so as to minimize the possibility that any given audience member will see the same trick twice.
To institute a change in, from a current state; to modify.
You should vary your diet. Eating just bread will do you harm in the end.
Not to remain constant: to change with time or a similar parameter.
To display differences.
The sprouting tendency of potatoes varies between cultivars, years and places of growing.
To be or act different from the usual.
I'm not comfortable with in the Caro-Kann, so I decided to vary and play .
Origin: From varien, from varier, from vario, from ; see various
to change the aspect of; to alter in form, appearance, substance, position, or the like; to make different by a partial change; to modify; as, to vary the properties, proportions, or nature of a thing; to vary a posture or an attitude; to vary one's dress or opinions
to change to something else; to transmute; to exchange; to alternate
to make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversity; to variegate
to embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4
to alter, or be altered, in any manner; to suffer a partial change; to become different; to be modified; as, colors vary in different lights
to differ, or be different; to be unlike or diverse; as, the laws of France vary from those of England
to alter or change in succession; to alternate; as, one mathematical quantity varies inversely as another
to deviate; to depart; to swerve; -- followed by from; as, to vary from the law, or from reason
to disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'vary' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3246
Word rank popularity for 'vary' among Verbs Frequency: #328
Translations for vary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make, be or become different
These apples vary in size from small to medium.
- يَتَنَوَّع، يَخْتَلِفArabic
- variarPortuguese (BR)
- různit seCzech
- vaheldama, erinemaEstonian
- تغییر یافتنFarsi
- לִהיוֹת שוֹנֵהHebrew
- तरह तरह का होनाHindi
- varirati, razlikovati seCroatian
- változtat; változik, váltakozikHungarian
- membuat berbedaIndonesian
- breyta; vera breytilegurIcelandic
- atšķirties; būt dažādiemLatvian
- variere, forandre seg, skifteNorwegian
- wahać/różnić sięPolish
- a variaRomanian
- rôzniť sa, líšiť sa, meniť saSlovak
- razločevati seSlovenian
- değiş(tir)mek, farklı olmakTurkish
- (使)變化Chinese (Trad.)
- різнитися, відрізнятисяUkrainian
- تبديل ہونا، تبديل کرناUrdu
- thayđổi, biến đổiVietnamese
- (使)变化Chinese (Simp.)
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