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varying Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
  2. verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    depart; vary; deviate; diverge.
  3. verb be subject to change in accordance with a variable
    • Prices vary
    • His moods vary depending on the weather
  4. verb make something more diverse and varied
    motley; variegate; vary.
    • Vary the menu
  5. adjective satellite marked by diversity or difference
    • the varying angles of roof slope
    • nature is infinitely variable

  1. a. & n. from Vary.

Webster 1913