version

noun

ver·​sion ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce version (audio) -shən How to pronounce version (audio)
1
a
: an account or description from a particular point of view especially as contrasted with another account
b
: an adaptation of a literary work
the movie version of the novel
c
: an arrangement of a musical composition
2
: a form or variant of a type or original
an experimental version of the airplane
3
: a translation from another language
especially : a translation of the Bible or a part of it
4
a
: a condition in which an organ and especially the uterus is turned from its normal position
b
: manual turning of a fetus in the uterus to aid delivery
versional
ˈvərzh-nəl
ˈvərsh-;
ˈvər-zhə-nᵊl How to pronounce version (audio)
-shə-
adjective

Examples of version in a Sentence

Let me tell you my version of what happened. We heard two different versions of the story. A new version of the word processing program should be available soon. I have an older version of the software. This new design is better than the first version. A film version of the novel is being made. the King James Version of the Bible
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Word History

Etymology

Middle French, from Medieval Latin version-, versio act of turning, change, from Latin vertere to turn — more at worth

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of version was in 1582

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Cite this Entry

“Version.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/version. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

version

noun
ver·​sion ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce version (audio)
1
: a translation especially of the Bible
the Douay version
the King James version
2
: an account or description from one point of view
your version of what happened
3
: a form or variant of a type or original
an experimental version of the car

Medical Definition

version

noun
ver·​sion ˈvər-zhən How to pronounce version (audio) -shən How to pronounce version (audio)
1
: a condition in which an organ and especially the uterus is turned from its normal position
2
: manual turning of a fetus in the uterus to aid delivery

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