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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The multitude of opioid drugs, the increasing lethality of some and their varied routes to market make the crisis especially challenging. Carla K. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Q&A: Feds tackle opioid epidemic, but is it helping?," 28 Jan. 2019 There is also the fact that much of modern cooking, with its robust spicing and varied textures, lends itself so well to being eaten cold (or in a thermos) the next day. Bee Wilson, WSJ, "The Lunchbox Renaissance," 24 Jan. 2019 Many nuclear strategists maintain that the United States needs a robust and varied nuclear arsenal built—the triad—to maintain the credibility of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Does America Still Need the Nuclear Triad?," 23 Jan. 2019 The woman known as Sacagawea, whose name has seen varied spellings, was a member of the Lemhi band of Shoshone. Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, "Sacagawea Changed the Course of History and Deserves Respect," 11 Jan. 2019 Because of her hard work and varied gigs over the years, Heidi collects quite a nice paycheck these days — $19 million a year, to be exact. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Heidi Klum's Net Worth Is Mind-Bogglingly Huge," 7 Jan. 2019 Veteran actress Lindsay Wagner plays the role of Molly's mom, Veronica, and has a long and varied resume of TV and movie credits dating back five decades. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "Who Is Lindsay Wagner? Meet The Star of Hallmark's 'Mingle All The Way'," 1 Dec. 2018 In addition to the dual-oven range, Buzzetta also incorporated Bertazzoni's convection steam and speed ovens, along with two warming drawers, into the island, which provide additional and varied cooking methods. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Exclusive: How Antonino Buzzetta Transformed His Own Kitchen," 9 Nov. 2018 Over the course of the trial, plaintiffs highlight varied standards for recruitment (Asian-American men in rural states need to score 60 points higher on the PSAT than rural white men to receive a recruitment letter, for example). Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "A Timeline of the Harvard Affirmative Action Lawsuit," 2 Nov. 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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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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