var·​ied | \ ˈver-ēd How to pronounce varied (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Parasite has smashed records for a Korean movie in territories as varied as France ($11.9 million), Mexico ($3.9 million) and Russia ($1.5 million). Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, "Historic 'Parasite' Oscar Win May Be Game-Changer for Global Film Business," 12 Feb. 2020 Keighley, 40, is one of the biggest names in gaming, contributing to outlets as varied as enthusiast publications like GameSpot to Comcat’s G4 network. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "E3 Is Evolving—and Maybe Not for the Best," 12 Feb. 2020 These observers were tasked with recording the public’s behavior in places like pubs and war memorials, as well as people’s attitudes about topics as varied as football pools, eating and facial hair. Julia Kelly, Time, "Hundreds of Britons Volunteered for a Diary-Keeping Project in 1937. They Left an Invaluable Record of World War II," 14 Jan. 2020 Responses from Michigan Democrats to the airstrike were somewhat more varied than those from members of the president's party. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan Republicans praise Iranian general's killing despite threat of retaliation," 3 Jan. 2020 Food and drinks The food selection at Barrett-Jackson is almost as varied as the types of vehicles up for auction. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2020: Everything you need to know to attend the car auction," 2 Jan. 2020 The drones fly over terrain as varied as towns or empty fields. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What Are Those Mysterious Drones Doing in Colorado?," 30 Dec. 2019 Everything in your letter is either A or B. People are more varied than that., "She’s 25, traditional, and never been kissed - The Boston Globe," 14 Nov. 2019 Yet grocery stores still exist — in fact, the grocery-store experience is more varied than ever before. Washington Post, "Amazon Is Saving Retail, Not Destroying It," 30 July 2019

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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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21 Feb 2020

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“Varied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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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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