Vary

  • 1 vary — var‧y [ˈveəri ǁ ˈveri] verb varied PTandPP 1. [intransitive, transitive] if rates, costs, prices etc vary, or something varies them, they change when economic conditions change: • Many professional investors vary the proportions of their… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Vary — Va ry, v. i. 1. To alter, or be altered, in any manner; to suffer a partial change; to become different; to be modified; as, colors vary in different lights. [1913 Webster] That each from other differs, first confess; Next, that he varies from… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Vary — is a given name, and may refer to:* Judyth Vary Baker (born 1943), woman who claimed to have an affair with Lee Harvey Oswald * Ralph Vary Chamberlin (1879 1967), American zoologistee also* Variation …

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  • 5 vary — I verb alter, alternate, assort, be inconstant, be unlike, change, contrast, depart, deviate, differ, diverge, diversify, exchange, fluctuate, give variety, innovate, interchange, make a change, make different, modify, mutare, mutate, reorganize …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 vary — [ver′ē, var′ē] vt. varied, varying [ME varien < OFr varier < L variare, to vary, change < varius, various, prob. < IE base * wa , to bend, turn > VACILLATE] 1. to change in form, appearance, nature, substance, etc.; alter; modify 2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 vary — ver ē, var ē vi, var·ied; vary·ing to exhibit divergence in structural or physiological characters from the typical form …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 Vary — Va ry, n. Alteration; change. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 vary — (v.) mid 14c. (transitive); late 14c. (intransitive), from O.Fr. varier, from L. variare change, alter, make different, from varius varied, different, spotted; perhaps related to varus bent, crooked, knock kneed, and varix varicose vein, from a… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 vary — 1 * change, alter, modify Analogous words: deviate, diverge, digress, depart (see SWERVE): *transform, metamorphose, convert 2 *differ, disagree, dissent Analogous words: deviate, diverge, digress, depart (see SWERVE): *separate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 vary — [v] change alter, alternate, assort, be unlike, blow hot and cold*, convert, depart, deviate, differ, digress, disagree, displace, dissent, divaricate, diverge, diversify, divide, fluctuate, hem and haw*, inflect, interchange, modify, mutate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 vary — ► VERB (varies, varied) 1) differ in size, degree, or nature from something else of the same general class. 2) change from one form or state to another. 3) modify or change (something) to make it less uniform. ORIGIN Latin variare, from varius… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 vary */*/*/ — UK [ˈveərɪ] / US [ˈverɪ] verb Word forms vary : present tense I/you/we/they vary he/she/it varies present participle varying past tense varied past participle varied 1) a) [intransitive] to be different in different situations The details may… …

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  • 14 vary — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, dramatically, enormously, extensively, a great deal, greatly, a lot, markedly, significantly, substantially …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 vary — var|y [ veri ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive to be different in different situations: The details may vary, but all of these saving plans have the same basic goal. vary according to/depending on: Car taxes will now vary according to the amount of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 vary — var|y W2S2 [ˈveəri US ˈveri] v past tense and past participle varied present participle varying third person singular varies [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: varier, from Latin variare, from varius; VARIOUS] 1.) [I] if several things of th …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 vary — v. 1) to vary considerably, greatly 2) (D; intr.) to vary between 3) (D; intr.) to vary from; to (prices vary from ten to fifteen dollars) 4) (d; intr.) (to vary in size; they vary in their opinions) * * * [ ve(ə)rɪ] greatly to (prices vary from… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 vary — verb 1 (I) if several things of the same type vary, they are all different from each other: vary greatly/considerably/enormously: Teaching methods vary greatly from school to school. | vary in price/quality/size: flowers that vary in color and… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 vary — oc·ta·vary; ol·i·vary; sal·i·vary; vary; vary·ing·ly; un·vary·ing·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 20 vary*/*/ — [ˈveəri] verb 1) [I] to change according to the situation People s reactions to the drug can vary widely.[/ex] Prices vary according to the size of the job.[/ex] 2) [I] if things vary, they are different from each other Rooms vary in size but all …

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