Definition of Vary in English :

Define Vary in English

Vary meaning in English

Meaning of Vary in English

Pronunciation of Vary in English

Vary pronunciation in English

Pronounce Vary in English


see synonyms of vary


1. alter, change, vary

become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

Example Sentences:
'her mood changes in accordance with the weather'
'The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season'

2. depart, deviate, diverge, vary

be at variance with; be out of line with

3. vary

be subject to change in accordance with a variable

Example Sentences:
'Prices vary'
'His moods vary depending on the weather'

4. motley, variegate, vary

make something more diverse and varied

Example Sentences:
'Vary the menu'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of vary
verbWord forms: varies, varying or varied
to undergo or cause to undergo change, alteration, or modification in appearance, character, form, attribute, etc
to be different or cause to be different; be subject to change
3. (transitive)
to give variety to
4. (intransitive; foll by from)
to differ, as from a convention, standard, etc
5. (intransitive)
to change in accordance with another variable
her mood varies with the weather
pressure varies directly with temperature and inversely with volume
6. (transitive) music
to modify (a theme) by the use of variation

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of vary
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈvaried or ˈvarying
to change in form, appearance, nature, substance, etc.; alter; modify
to make different from one another
to give variety to; diversify
to vary one's reading
4.  Music
to repeat (a theme or idea) with changes in harmony, rhythm, key, etc.
verb intransitive
to undergo change in any way; become different
to be different or diverse; differ
varying opinions
to deviate, diverge, or depart (from)
8.  Biology
to show variation

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of vary
v. var·ied (-ēd), var·y·ing, var·ies (-ēz)
1. To undergo or show change: The temperature varied throughout the day.
2. To deviate from a standard or expectation: behavior that varies from the norm.
3. To have a range of different qualities or amounts: Shirt sizes vary from small to extra large.
1. To make or cause changes in; modify or alter: vary the speed of the drill.
2. To give variety to; make diverse: vary one's diet.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.