var·​ied | \ ˈver-ēd How to pronounce varied (audio) \

Definition of varied

1 : various, diverse many and varied comments

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Other Words from varied

variedly adverb

Examples of varied in a Sentence

We try to eat a more varied diet. My routine is varied enough so that I don't get bored. She studies subjects as varied as chemistry and sculpture.
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Recent Examples on the Web Because the long-term effects of cancer and Covid-19 are so varied, patients can be left navigating a complex web of providers and follow-up visits. Hil Moss Reprints, STAT, "What cancer survivorship can teach us about Covid-19," 17 Feb. 2021 Every day seems to bring another test of whether our democracy can succeed in managing the problems of a country as big, varied, and individualistic as ours. Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, "Inside the Worst-Hit County in the Worst-Hit State in the Worst-Hit Country," 8 Feb. 2021 Therefore, hair dryers with longer cords were ranked higher (lengths varied from 5 to 9 feet). Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "The best hair dryers of 2021," 20 Jan. 2021 Comedy is too vast an art form, and the lives of comedians, especially with the internet, too varied to make any one judgment. Jesse David Fox, Vulture, "So, Was Trump Good for Comedy?," 19 Jan. 2021 The barricades are varied throughout the city and along the Mall, ranging from smaller metal barriers that are typically moved to corral crowds to tall metal fencing reinforced with heavy concrete blocks. Washington Post, "Ahead of the inauguration, much of D.C. closed off like never before," 13 Jan. 2021 Approaches varied, with some teachers deliberately holding off on historical comparisons with the events so fresh. Michael Melia And Carolyn Thompson, Star Tribune, "Teachers help students make sense of violence at US Capitol," 8 Jan. 2021 But a varied and balanced diet can go a long way toward helping your family unwind. Jason Bittel, Family, "Help your children de-stress with the right foods," 15 Dec. 2020 By the end of the Cretaceous, beaked birds were already eating a much more varied diet than their toothed relatives. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Birds Survived, and Dinosaurs Went Extinct, After an Asteroid Hit Earth," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of varied

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for varied

from past participle of vary

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25 Feb 2021

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“Varied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of varied

: having many forms or types : including many different things


var·​ied | \ ˈver-ēd \

Kids Definition of varied

: having many forms or types varied interests

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