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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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 Big, clumsy stone axes known as Acheulean tools disappear and instead the archeologists found finer, lighter and more varied tools. NBC News, "Did climate change help modern humans emerge?," 15 Mar. 2018 Skateboarding lessons and pro sessions offers cheaper and more varied options starting around $80 per hour. New York Times, "An App That Helps You Ride Like a Pro — by Riding With a Pro," 6 Mar. 2018 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

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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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a servile follower or underling

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