|1.||[ adjective ] (used of persons) having many skills|
|2.||[ adjective ] changeable or inconstant|
|3.||[ adjective ] competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another|
"a versatile writer"
|4.||[ adjective ] having great diversity or variety|
"his various achievements are impressive" "his vast and versatile erudition"
|5.||[ adjective ] (biology) 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"
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