var·​ied ˈver-ēd How to pronounce varied (audio)
: various, diverse
many and varied comments
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.
Recent Examples on the Web He was surrounded by leaders of Marseille's varied faith groups and representatives of migrant rescue organizations that have increasingly come under fire from Europe's populist politicians. Nicole Winfield and Sylvie Corbet The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 23 Sep. 2023 Field peas are the South's most varied legume, but many cooks never venture past black-eyed peas and might not realize there are other choices. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 21 Sep. 2023 Abboud, who lives in North County, leads a busy life, with his running his business, spending time with his wife and his two children and pursuing varied interests in writing, teaching, science, engineering, painting and photography. Michael Kurima, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Sep. 2023 Some offer varied inputs like HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, or screen mirroring as other ways to connect. L.a. Hubilla, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 Four very different women from varied backgrounds began their journeys as teens, later leaping off the pages of magazines and onto global runways. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 20 Sep. 2023 Comparisons with measurements from epinephrine injections also led to varied results. Alexander Tin, CBS News, 20 Sep. 2023 Those wage disparities reflect the varied power of workers across the country. Ali Martin, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Sep. 2023 The comparison will include 404 different job classes, including positions as varied as prison guards, archaeologists, ferry workers, tax auditors, and the people in charge of regulating the accuracy of gas pumps and grocery store scales. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


from past participle of vary

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of varied was in 1588

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“Varied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: having many forms or types : diverse
variedly adverb

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