Versatile Definition

vûrsə-təl, -tīl
Competent in many things; able to turn easily from one subject or occupation to another; many-sided.
Webster's New World
Adaptable to many uses or functions.
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That can be turned or moved around, as on a hinge or pivot.
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Fickle; inconstant.
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Turning about freely on the filament to which it is attached, as an anther.
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Origin of Versatile

  • From Latin versātilis (“turning easily"), from versātus, past participle of versō (“I turn, change"), frequentative of vertō (“I turn").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin versātilis from versātus past participle of versāre to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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