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Definition of "versatile" []

  • Capable of doing many things competently. (adjective)
  • Having varied uses or serving many functions: "The most versatile of vegetables is the tomato” ( Craig Claiborne). (adjective)
  • Variable or inconstant; changeable: a versatile temperament. (adjective)
  • Biology Capable of moving freely in all directions, as the antenna of an insect, the toe of an owl, or the loosely attached anther of a flower. (adjective)
  • Capable of or adapted for many different uses, skills, etc (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Variable or changeable (adjective)
  • (of an anther) attached to the filament by a small area so that it moves freely in the wind (adjective)
  • Able to turn forwards and backwards (adjective)

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Use "versatile" in a sentence
  • "For daytime, she favors a long, simple gold necklace with a large pendant, which she calls versatile and not too showy."
  • "Thus the 18-200 is what I call a versatile lense, it's not a dedicated piece of lens for dedicated or a particular usage though if you'd very much want, you can use it for sports / portraits / wildlife etc."
  • "Probably most versatile is full choke, as you can start shooting a long way off, and continue as they climb out of sight."