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 For example, the twelve-bar blues is a simple and unyielding song form, but its execution can be wildly varied. Adam Wilson, Harper's magazine, "Good Bad Bad Good," 16 Sep. 2019 His photographic subjects are as varied as the destinations stamped in his passport—from dinosaurs in the Gobi Desert to gold coins retrieved from Havana’s sunken ships to dogsledding in the North Pole. National Geographic, "Ira Block," 15 Sep. 2019 Without the coupons, the same services provided by some hospitals and providers can have wildly varied pricing, which can be nearly impossible to estimate in advance. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors aghast at Groupon deals for medical care," 6 Sep. 2019 Exceptions Addiction is a complex matter, and treatment can be as varied as the many people who struggle with it. Joel Lewin, Quartz, "There’s no such thing as a “functioning alcoholic”," 5 Sep. 2019 Pluto's Varied Terrain – Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft just before closest approach on July 14, 2015, are the sharpest images to date of Pluto's varied terrain—revealing details down to scales of 270 meters. Lauren Kent, CNN, "Why Pluto is no longer a planet (or is it?)," 24 Aug. 2019 Perhaps this is a risk of charting such a wildly varied country. The Economist, "A writer’s journey through Myanmar," 21 June 2019 But even as an Olympic sport, skateboarding will remain a direct physical response to the varied terrain of American public architecture. Willy Blackmore, Curbed, "The public spaces that shaped skateboarding," 5 June 2019 At its heart, that's what running should be about — flexibility and adaptation that comes from running on varied terrain. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, "When running gets monotonous, change the scenery or the soundtrack," 21 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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31 Oct 2019

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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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