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Definition 1: able to move freely in all directions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where versatile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(versatile is similar to ...) moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)

"a mobile missile system" "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"

(versatile belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 2: competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where versatile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a versatile writer

(versatile is similar to ...) having or showing or requiring special skill

"only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team" "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience" "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow" "a skilled trade"

Definition 3: changeable or inconstant - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where versatile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • versatile moods

(versatile is similar to ...) liable to or capable of change

"rainfall in the tropics is notoriously variable" "variable winds" "variable expenses"

Definition 4: having great diversity or variety - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where versatile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his various achievements are impressive
  • his vast and versatile erudition

Synonyms for versatile in the sense of this definition

(versatile is similar to ...) characterized by variety

"immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions" "his work is interesting and varied"

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