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

 ver·sa·tile /ˈvɝsətḷ, ||ˌtaɪl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ver·sa·tile a.
 1. Capable of being turned round.
 2. Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; inconstant; as, a 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.   --Macaulay.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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:
      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: 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"