1. [ adjective ] (used of persons) having many skills
Related terms: flexible
2. [ adjective ] changeable or inconstant

"versatile moods"

Related terms: variable
3. [ adjective ] competent in many areas and able to turn with ease from one thing to another

"a versatile writer"

Related terms: skilled
4. [ adjective ] having great diversity or variety
Synonyms: various

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

Related terms: varied
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"

Related terms: biology mobile
Similar spelling:   versatility