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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The agendas driving the anniversary reissue are nearly as varied. Allan Kozinn, WSJ, "The Beatles’ Big Ideas Turn 50," 9 Nov. 2018 Yet the intervals between earthquakes are so varied — ranging from 44 years to 305 years — that taking the average is not a very useful prediction tool. Cade Metz, The Seattle Times, "The next Big One? Earthquake scientists look to AI.," 26 Oct. 2018 There’s no simple answer, in part because the uses of media are too varied for the question to really be coherent. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "What do we actually know about the risks of screen time and digital media?," 17 Oct. 2018 Women’s feelings toward miscarriage are extremely varied, psychologist Rayna Markin, Ph.D., associate professor in counseling at Villanova University, tells SELF. Amy Keller Laird, SELF, "Not Every Miscarriage Results in Grief, and That’s OK," 15 Oct. 2018 The film shows just how varied the Asian experience is, and how different Asian people are from one another, a reality that seems obvious on is face, but which is not usually afforded in other productions with only one Asian character. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, ""Crazy Rich Asians” Is a Win for Representation, Whether It’s “Your Story” or Not," 15 Aug. 2018 Responses were varied but one Los Angeles athlete feels confident LeBron will NOT be coming to his city next season. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "2018 NBA free agent tracker: Analysis, contract information, best players available," 1 July 2018 The state is among India’s most ethnically, linguistically and religiously varied, and practises some of its most toxic identity politics. The Economist, "From dusty villages to Delhi, Indians seek people to persecute," 5 July 2018 The menu is extensive and varied, and many of the proteins feature some sort of gravy or sauce that lends itself to paring with the rice. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Where to try Hawaiian plate lunches on the mainland," 28 June 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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