Definition of Vary

1. Verb. Become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence. "They vary the countryside"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"




2. Verb. Be at variance with; be out of line with.

3. Verb. Be subject to change in accordance with a variable. "His moods vary depending on the weather"
Specialized synonyms: Co-vary, Drift
Generic synonyms: Differ
Derivative terms: Variable, Variable, Variant, Variant, Variate, Variation, Variation, Variation

4. Verb. Make something more diverse and varied. "Vary the menu"
Exact synonyms: Motley, Variegate
Generic synonyms: Diversify
Specialized synonyms: Checker, Chequer
Derivative terms: Motley, Variegation, Variable, Variant, Variation

Definition of Vary

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. 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.

3. n. Alteration; change.

4. v. t. 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.

5. v. i. 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.

6. n. Alteration; change.

Definition of Vary

1. Verb. (transitive) To change with time or a similar parameter. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To institute a change in, from a current state; to modify. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) Not to remain constant: to change with time or a similar parameter. ¹

4. Verb. (context: of the members of a group intransitive) To display differences. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To be or act different from the usual. ¹

6. Noun. (obsolete) Alteration; change. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vary

1. to become or make different [v VARIED, VARYING, VARIES]

Medical Definition of Vary

1. 1. To alter, or be altered, in any manner; to suffer a partial change; to become different; to be modified; as, colours vary in different lights. "That each from other differs, first confess; Next, that he varies from himself no less." (Pope) 2. To differ, or be different; to be unlike or diverse; as, the laws of France vary from those of England. 3. To alter or change in succession; to alternate; as, one mathematical quantity varies inversely as another. "While fear and anger, with alternate grace, Pant in her breast, and vary in her face." (Addison) 4. To deviate; to depart; to swerve; followed by from; as, to vary from the law, or from reason. 5. To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion. "The rich jewel which we vary for." (Webster (1623)) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vary

varsity
varsity letter
varsity sock
vartabed
vartabeds
varulite
varuna
varus
varuses
varve
varved
varvel
varvelled
varvels
varves
vary (current term)
varying
varying hare
varyingly
varyings
vas-
vas aberrans hepatis
vas aberrans of Roth
vas afferens
vas anastomoticum
vas capillare
vas collaterale
vas deferens calcifications

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