Versatile

Ver"sa*tile

(?), a. [L. versatilis, fr. versare to turn around, v. freq. of vertere: cf. F. versatile. See Verse.] 1. Capable of being turned round. Harte.
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2. Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; inconstant; as, a versatile disposition.
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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.
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Conspicuous among the youths of high promise . . . was the quick and versatile [Charles] Montagu.
Macaulay.
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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.
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-- Ver"sa*tile*ly, adv. -- -- Ver"sa*tile*ness, n.
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