var·​ied | \ ˈver-ēd \

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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Seattle will need more varied receiver production to go far in the postseason. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Stock Watch: Bob Condotta grades the Seahawks in their OT defeat to the 49ers," 16 Dec. 2018 At that level too, a smart controller will be optimizing all its varied resources, seeking efficiency and self-sufficiency. David Roberts, Vox, "Clean energy technologies threaten to overwhelm the grid. Here’s how it can adapt.," 30 Nov. 2018 Roca’s Baltimore team has been carefully selected, made up almost entirely of local men and women with varied life experience. Yvonne Wenger, Washington Post, "Nonprofit pursues Baltimore’s troubled young men — to change them," 7 July 2018 Roca’s Baltimore team has been carefully selected, made up almost entirely of local men and women with varied life experience. Yvonne Wenger,, "Nonprofit Roca begins relentless pursuit of Baltimore's most dangerous young men — to change them," 4 July 2018 The varied experiences amplify the snappy pop track while adding a sincerity to the underlying heart of the lyrics. Bryan Kress, Billboard, "SHY Martin Can't Help But 'Forget To Forget' in Latest Video: Exclusive," 5 June 2018 His subjects came out en masse to celebrate, all in varied forms of glittering evening wear paired with sky high heels. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid and Josephine Skriver’s Backstage Secrets Are Revealed by Photographer Russell James," 1 June 2018 Slowly but surely, TV shows are doing a better job at depicting the full scope of the varied LGBTQ+ experience on-screen. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "13 TV Shows That Changed Everything for LGBTQ+ Representation," 1 June 2018 SIKH Jessie Kaur Lehail Kaur Lehail cofounded the Kaur Project, a storytelling site about the varied experiences of modern Sikh women like her. Allure, "Women From Three Faith Communities Share How Their Long Hair and Spirituality Are Connected," 17 May 2018

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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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The first known use of varied was in 1588

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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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