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Definition of "varied" []

  • Having or consisting of various kinds or forms; diverse. See Synonyms at miscellaneous. (adjective)
  • Having been modified or altered. (adjective)
  • Of several colors; varicolored or variegated. (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.

Use "varied" in a sentence
  • "It is divulging no secret that the income that passed with the title varied between five and seven thousand pounds a year, according as coal was high, and tenants prosperous or not -- a mere miserable pittance, of course, for the Earl of Montdidier and Kirkudbrightshire; so that all his ventures, and therefore ours, had one avowed end -- shekels enough to lift the mortgages from his estates."
  • "Over the years, my definition of “friend” has varied from the girl who shared her toys with me, to the girls that whispered middle school secrets over the phone late at night, to the women who I hold near and dear to my heart and have stood by me through moments of bruised emotions and contagious laughter."
  • "We can delve into the metaphor of the “devouring vagina” as a threat to the masculine phallus, and the concept, in varied histories, of women as being sexually capricious and, yes, predatory."