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Vary Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    vary v
  1. make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season" [syn: change, alter]
  2. be at variance with; be out of line with [syn: deviate, diverge, depart] [ant: conform]
  3. be subject to change in accordance with a variable; "Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather"
  4. make something more diverse and varied; "Vary the menu" [syn: variegate, motley] [also: varied]
Vary Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Vary \Va"ry\, n. Alteration; change. [Obs.] --Shak.
Vary Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. 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. -- Locke.
  5. To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion. The rich jewel which we vary for. --Webster (1623).
Vary Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.]
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  • Karlovy Vary: Karlovy Vary. (ˈkarlovɪ ˈvarɪ | Cs-Karlovy Vary. ogg; Karlsbad; Carlsbad. is a spa city situated in western Bohemia , Czech Republic , on the ...
  • Karlovy Vary Region: Karlovy Vary Region (Karlovarský kraj) is an administrative unit (kraj) of the Czech Republic , located in the westernmost part of its ...
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. (Mezinárodní filmový festival Karlovy Vary. in July in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic . ...
  • Karlovy Vary District: Karlovy Vary District (Okres Karlovy Vary) is a district (okres ) within the Karlovy Vary Region (Karlovarský kraj) of the Czech Republic ...
  • Ralph Vary Chamberlin: Ralph Vary Chamberlin (1879–1967) was an American zoologist from Salt Lake City, Utah . He received his PhD from Cornell University in ...
  • Results May Vary: Results May Vary is the fourth album by Limp Bizkit , released on September 23, 2003 through Interscope Records . The album was certified ...

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* A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

* It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you. - Baltasar Gracian

* Some pray to marry the man they love, my prayer will somewhat vary I humbly pray to heaven above that I love the man I marry. - Anouk Aimee


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Vary Sample Sentences in News


  • Certain Thyroid-Related Diseases May Vary by Race
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  • Hockey Guy: Experts vary on Blues' chances
    A month ago most experts ranked the Blues among the top Cup contenders. Lately their bandwagon has thinned. Read more on this news related to 'Vary'
  • Concussion apps vary in their accuracy, usefulness
    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some smartphone and tablet apps contain accurate information to help parents, coaches and athletic trainers tell when an athlete has a concussion, according to a new review of the tools. But concussion assessment apps vary widely, researchers found, so it's important for users to be able to pick the best one for the Read more on this news related to 'Vary'

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