What does Versatile mean?

Definitions for Versatileˈvɜr sə tl; esp. Brit. -ˌtaɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Versatile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. versatile, various(adj)

    having great diversity or variety

    "his various achievements are impressive"; "his vast and versatile erudition"

  2. versatile(adj)

    changeable or inconstant

    "versatile moods"

  3. versatile(adj)

    competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another

    "a versatile writer"

  4. versatile(adj)

    able to move freely in all directions

    "an owl's versatile toe can move backward and forward"; "an insect's versatile antennae can move up and down or laterally"; "a versatile anther of a flower moves freely in the wind"


  1. versatile(Adjective)

    Capable of doing many things competently.

  2. versatile(Adjective)

    Having varied uses or many functions.

  3. versatile(Adjective)

    Changeable or inconstant.

  4. versatile(Adjective)

    Capable of moving freely in all directions.

  5. Origin: From versatilis, from versatus, past participle of verso, frequentative of verto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Versatile(adj)

    capable of being turned round

  2. Versatile(adj)

    liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; inconstant; as versatile disposition

  3. Versatile(adj)

    turning with ease from one thing to another; readily applied to a new task, or to various subjects; many-sided; as, versatile genius; a versatile politician

  4. Versatile(adj)

    capable of turning; freely movable; as, a versatile anther, which is fixed at one point to the filament, and hence is very easily turned around; a versatile toe of a bird

  5. Origin: [L. versatilis, fr. versare to turn around, v. freq. of vertere: cf. F. versatile. See Verse.]


  1. Versatile

    Versatile is a Canadian brand of agricultural equipment that has produced augers, swathers and combine harvester. In the 1970s, it was an independent operation, founded by Peter Pakosh and Roy Robinson, that had 70% of the 4WD tractor market and then was later owned by Ford and Fiat's New Holland, spun off when Case-International merged with New Holland to form CNH Global. Versatile was the first company to mass-produce articulated four-wheel drive tractors, starting in 1966 with the D100 and G100 four-wheel drives. Those ground-breaking tractors were primitive by modern standards, with a 6-cylinder diesel or 8-cylinder gas engine producing 100 horsepower. 1966 models sold for less than CA$10,000. Daniel Pakosh also developed the first bi-directional tractor in the world. The Versatile 150 launched in 1977. Four-wheel drive demand increased significantly, with Versatile becoming one of the leaders in four-wheel drive development and production. By the late 1970s the Versatile lineup included tractors ranging from 220 to 330 horsepower. With the 1980s came an expanded line of four-wheel drive tractors that stretched to 470 horsepower in the Versatile 1150. On November 1, 2007, Combine manufacturer Rostselmash Inc. acquired 80% of the common shares of Versatile and it was announced that the Versatile brand name will again be the sole name associated with the tractor division.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Versatile

    ver′sa-til, adj. capable of being moved or turned round: changeable: unsteady: turning easily from one thing to another: (bot.) swinging freely on a support: (ornith.) reversible, of toes.—adv. Ver′satilely.—ns. Ver′satileness, Versatil′ity, the quality of being versatile: changeableness: the faculty of turning easily to new tasks or subjects. [Fr.,—L. versatilisversāre, freq. of vertĕre, to turn.]

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  1. levirates

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Versatile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Versatile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Toyo Koda:

    It's incredibly versatile and can be used across savory and sweet dishes.

  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    The German language is more precise, but Russian is more versatile, colorful.

  3. Sam Galsworthy:

    It will be used in Raffles Singapore Slings but it's not anchored to one specific drink, gin is so versatile... I love it on the rocks or in a martini.

  4. Toyo Koda:

    A big 2015 culinary trend in China continues to be the focus on locally grown tea as an ingredient in cuisine, it's incredibly versatile and can be used across savory and sweet dishes.

  5. William Buick:

    There’s a lot of speed in the race, which should give us options, he’s a pretty versatile horse and I don’t think there’s any point in making a complete plan. I’ll keep an open mind and keep it simple.

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Translations for Versatile

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • متعدد الجوانبArabic
  • versàtilCatalan, Valencian
  • bewandt, vielseitig, wandlungsfähig, versatil, beweglich, gewandt, wendigGerman
  • versátilSpanish
  • همه کارهPersian
  • vaihteleva, monipuolinen, muuttuvainenFinnish
  • versatile, polyvalentFrench
  • so-hyndaaManx
  • sokoldalúHungarian
  • versatileItalian
  • versatileLatin
  • pluriform, veelzijdig, veranderlijk, capricieus, handig, multiverseel, versatiel, wispelturigDutch
  • wszechstronny, wersatylny, wielofunkcyjny, uniwersalnyPolish
  • versatil, pivotant, multilateral, inconstantRomanian
  • разносторо́нний, многофункциона́льный, непостоя́нный, подви́жный, изме́нчивыйRussian
  • föränderlig, pigg, mångsidig, kvick, belevad, behändigSwedish
  • elinden her iş gelen, çok amaçlı, becerikli, değişkenTurkish
  • بہمھیUrdu
  • 多才多藝Chinese

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