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Wordnet 3.0


1. marked by diversity or difference;
- Example: "the varying angles of roof slope"
- Example: "nature is infinitely variable"
[syn: varying, variable]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vary \Va"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Varied; p. pr. & vb. n. Varying.] [OE. varien, F. varier, L. variare, fr. varius various. See Various, and cf. Variate.] [1913 Webster] 1. To change the aspect of; to alter in form, appearance, substance, position, or the like; to make different by a partial change; to modify; as, to vary the properties, proportions, or nature of a thing; to vary a posture or an attitude; to vary one's dress or opinions. [1913 Webster] Shall we vary our device at will, Even as new occasion appears? --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To change to something else; to transmute; to exchange; to alternate. [1913 Webster] Gods, that never change their state, Vary oft their love and hate. --Waller. [1913 Webster] We are to vary the customs according to the time and country where the scene of action lies. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversify; to variegate. [1913 Webster] God hath varied their inclinations. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] God hath here Varied his bounty so with new delights. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mus.) To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Varying \Va"ry*ing\, a. & n. from Vary. [1913 Webster] Varying hare (Zool.), any hare or rabbit which becomes white in winter, especially the common hare of the Northern United States and Canada. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

varying adj 1: marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable" [syn: varying, variable]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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