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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Rohrmoser has had a varied career, living in Berlin for about 8 years studying art history and working in journalism, then interning at fashion and PR agencies before moving to New York to study at Parsons. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "An Artists’ Guide to the Paradisiacal Beach Town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica," 2 Jan. 2019 Fenway Park also has a pretty varied lineup of concerts this month: Jimmy Buffett (August 9), Billy Joel (August 10), and Journey and Def Leppard (August 11). Lauren Decarlo, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Boston in August 2018," 8 Aug. 2018 Korean cuisine, broad and varied in flavor, technique, and ingredients, has some intensely crave-worthy dishes. Justin Ward, San Antonio Express-News, "Crave-worthy Korean cuisine and how to make it at home," 28 Feb. 2018 And the environments look a lot more varied this time around. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Borderlands 3 reveal brings back familiar faces and "over one billion guns," including a gun that walks," 28 Mar. 2019 Speed running is a varied field, with some players happily exploiting glitches — mistakes in the game's code — while others play without. Channing King, Indianapolis Star, "Summer Games Done Quick marathon starts Sunday," 23 June 2018 Cruz was one of five accomplished people from varied fields awarded honorary degrees from BU on Sunday, alongside Congressman John Lewis, HIV researcher Anthony S. Fauci, and filmmakers Vibha Bakshi and Zhang Yimou. Jeremy C. Fox,, "Encouragement and reflection at Boston University’s commencement," 20 May 2018 And the options in suiting are only getting more varied. Harper's BAZAAR, "10 Trends to Go All In On for 2019," 8 Jan. 2019 The ability to withstand a more varied diet could be one feature that helped the bugs adapt, the researchers hypothesized. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "This Cockroach Can Survive Anywhere—Its DNA Proves It," 21 Mar. 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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