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Definition of Versatile

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fulfilling many functions, multi-purpose; skilled to do many things; changeable; moving freely in different directions (Biology)
Versatile Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
ADJ
revolving; versatile
Versatile Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Turning with ease from one thing to another; readily applied to a new task, or to various subjects; many-sided; as, versatile genius; a versatile politician.
  
(a.)
Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; inconstant; as versatile disposition.
  
(a.)
Capable of turning; freely movable; as, a versatile anther, which is fixed at one point to the filament, and hence is very easily turned around; a versatile toe of a bird.
  
(a.)
Capable of being turned round.
  
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versatile
\ver"sa*tile\ (?), a. [l. versatilis, fr. versare to turn around, v. freq. of vertere: cf. f. versatile. see verse.]
1. capable of being turned round. arte.
2. liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; inconstant; as versatile disposition.
3. turning with ease from one thing to another; readily applied to a new task, or to various subjects; many-sided; as, versatile genius; a versatile politician. conspicuous among the youths of high promise was the quick and versatile [charles] montagu.
4. (nat. hist.) capable of turning; freely movable; as, a versatile anther, which is fixed at one point to the filament, and hence is very easily turned around; a versatile toe of a bird. -- ver"sa*tile*ly , adv. -- -- ver"sa*tile*ness , n.
versatile
adj
1. (used of persons) having many skills
2. having great diversity or variety; "his various achievements are impressive"; "his vast and versatile erudition" [syn: various]


3. changeable or inconstant; "versatile moods"
4. competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another; "a versatile writer"
5. (biology) able to move freely in all directions; "an owl's versatile toe can move backward and forward"; "an insect's versatile antennae can move up and down or laterally"; "a versatile anther of a flower moves freely in the wind"

for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
1.(used of persons) having many skills
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. (used of persons) having many skills
(similar) flexible
2. having great diversity or variety; "his various achievements are impressive"; "his vast and versatile erudition"
(synonym) various
(similar) varied
3. changeable or inconstant; "versatile moods"
(similar) variable
4. competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another; "a versatile writer"
(similar) skilled
5. able to move freely in all directions; "an owl's versatile toe can move backward and forward"; "an insect's versatile antennae can move up and down or laterally"; "a versatile anther of a flower moves freely in the wind"
(similar) mobile
(classification) biology, biological science
Versatile Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Versatile may refer to:
  • Versatile (company), Canadian manufacturing company and brand of agricultural equipment by the company
  • Versatile (producer), real name Andrew Roettger, American record producer, songwriter and remixer
  • Versatile (sex), person who enjoys both being dominant and submissive, and may alternate between the two in sexual situations
  • The Versatiles, a Jamaican reggae group

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