var·ied | \ ˈver-ēd \

Definition of varied 

1 : various, diverse many and varied comments

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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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Born in Detroit to immigrant parents from India, Thapar has had a varied professional career as a law professor, private attorney, the top federal prosecutor in eastern Kentucky, and a federal trial judge. Bill Mears, Fox News, "Trump's Supreme Court candidates: Meet the potential nominees," 6 July 2018 His varied career has taken him from dramas like Cop Land and Girl, Interrupted to westerns like 3:10 to Yuma, but genre fans will know him best as the writer-director of the Wolverine swan song Logan. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The director of Logan is reportedly making a Boba Fett movie," 24 May 2018 Her varied career saw her work alongside David Lean, Steven Soderbergh, David Lynch, and Sidney Lumet and become only the second editor ever given an honorary Academy Award. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Remembering the Cinematic Magic of Anne V. Coates," 10 May 2018 Despite battling a grave drug addiction, American singer Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins) released multiple hit singles and albums, and won four Grammys throughout her varied career. Charlotte Sutherland-hawes, A-LIST, "Imaginary Wish List: Etta James," 18 Apr. 2018 Noakes — who could play a spoiler role but is not seen as a contender — has had a varied legal career, working for the Air Force, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and companies such as General Motors, Meijer and steelmaker Severstal. David Eggert, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan race intensifies for Democrats' attorney general nomination," 31 Mar. 2018 Beyond the varied play and lush artwork, Crash also has a number of idle animations added for the remake. Harold Goldberg,, "Classic games, lovingly reimagined in 'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy'," 13 July 2018 Is the Constitution a charter of self-government that allows the people’s elected representatives to try to find reasonable institutional solutions for the varied problems of the world? Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh and the new judicial activism," 12 July 2018 The six competing students range from varied backgrounds such as homeschooled, Catholic school, Boy Scout, latchkey child and prodigy. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Dunes Summer Theatre stages 'Putnam Spelling Bee'," 11 July 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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