(noun, verb)


1. (obsolete) Alteration; change.


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

Similar word(s): alter, change

Definition categories: change

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

Similar word(s): depart, deviate, diverge

Definition categories: stative, differ

3. be subject to change in accordance with a variable

- Prices vary

- His moods vary depending on the weather

Definition categories: stative, differ

4. make something more diverse and varied

- Vary the menu

Similar word(s): motley, variegate

Definition categories: change, diversify

Sentences with vary as a verb:

- You should vary your diet. Eating just bread will do you harm in the end.

- I'm not comfortable with 3.Nc3 in the Caro-Kann, so I decided to vary and play exd5.