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ˈvɜr sə tl; esp. Brit. -ˌtaɪlver·sa·tile

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. versatile(Adjective)

    Capable of doing many things competently.

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

  2. versatile(Adjective)

    Having varied uses or many functions.

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

  3. versatile(Adjective)

    Changeable or inconstant.

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

  4. versatile(Adjective)

    Capable of moving freely in all directions.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Versatile(adj)

    capable of being turned round

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

  2. Versatile(adj)

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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

Examples of versatile in a Sentence

  1. Maurice Wynn:

    Sports headphones are popular because they’re useful and versatile, they’re typically designed to stay in the ear and not shake loose, a lot of them claim to be moisture-resistant, and many of the ones we’ve rated have very good sound. There’s nothing preventing you from using them when you’re not working out.

  2. James Goldston:

    Michael has been a stellar addition tothe broadcast. Over the past twoyears on ‘ Good Morning America, ’ he’s proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people, from veterans to American pop culture icons and newsmakers, he will end a four year run as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on ‘ Live ! , ’ where he has honed his skills as an interviewer with genuine warmth and a quick wit. At ‘ Good Morning America, ’ he ’ll now have even more opportunities to tell stories that inspire, inform and empower people. Strahan joins the.

  3. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    The Chinook support contract represents significant value for money for what is a very capable and versatile support helicopter, protecting UK interests at home and abroad, this will sustain 450 jobs and save the taxpayer over 150 million pounds.

  4. Spencer Little:

    That gap is closing quite quickly, and we're expecting that trend to continue to be driven by the smaller, compact SUVs, they're more versatile - families love them. Their price is lower, they're smaller than the larger SUV models but still roomy.

  5. Salman Aziz:

    Don't remain stereotype. Be versatile.

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  • متعدد الجوانبArabic
  • versàtilCatalan, Valencian
  • bewandt, vielseitig, wandlungsfähig, versatil, beweglich, gewandt, wendigGerman
  • πολύπλευροςGreek
  • versátilSpanish
  • همه کارهPersian
  • vaihteleva, monipuolinen, muuttuvainenFinnish
  • versatile, polyvalentFrench
  • so-hyndaaManx
  • बहुमुखीHindi
  • 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
  • బహుముఖTelugu
  • elinden her iş gelen, çok amaçlı, becerikli, değişkenTurkish
  • بہمھیUrdu
  • 多才多藝Chinese

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