ver·​sant ˈvər-sᵊnt How to pronounce versant (audio)
archaic : experienced, practiced

Word History


borrowed from Latin versant-, versans, present participle of versārī "to come and go, be involved, concern oneself," passive (in middle sense) of versāre "to keep turning," frequentative of vertere "to turn" — more at worth entry 1

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of versant was in 1645

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Cite this Entry

“Versant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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