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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Va·ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. Varied p. pr. & vb. n. Varying.]
 1. 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.
 Shall we vary our device at will,
 Even as new occasion appears?   --Spenser.
 2. To change to something else; to transmute; to exchange; to alternate.
 Gods, that never change their state,
 Vary oft their love and hate.   --Waller.
    We are to vary the customs according to the time and country where the scene of action lies.   --Dryden.
 3. To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversify; to variegate.
    God hath varied their inclinations.   --Sir T. Browne.
 God hath here
 Varied his bounty so with new delights.   --Milton.
 4. Mus. To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Va·ry·ing, a. & n. from Vary.
 Varying hare Zool., any hare or rabbit which becomes white in winter, especially the common hare of the Northern United States and Canada.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of
            roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable" [syn: variable]