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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vary  \Va"ry\,  n. 
  Alteration;  change.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vary  \Va"ry\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  alter,  or  be  altered,  in  any  manner;  to  suffer  a 
  partial  change;  to  become  different;  to  be  modified;  as 
  colors  vary  in  different  lights. 
  That  each  from  other  differs,  first  confess;  Next 
  that  he  varies  from  himself  no  less  --Pope. 
  2.  To  differ,  or  be  different;  to  be  unlike  or  diverse;  as 
  the  laws  of  France  vary  from  those  of  England. 
  3.  To  alter  or  change  in  succession;  to  alternate;  as  one 
  mathematical  quantity  varies  inversely  as  another. 
  While  fear  and  anger,  with  alternate  grace,  Pant  in 
  her  breast,  and  vary  in  her  face.  --Addison. 
  4.  To  deviate;  to  depart;  to  swerve;  --  followed  by  from  as 
  to  vary  from  the  law,  or  from  reason.  --  Locke. 
  5.  To  disagree;  to  be  at  variance  or  in  dissension;  as  men 
  vary  in  opinion. 
  The  rich  jewel  which  we  vary  for  --Webster 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vary  \Va"ry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Varied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Varying}.]  [OE.  varien,  F.  varier,  L.  variare,  fr  varius 
  various.  See  {Various},  and  cf  {Variate}.] 
  1.  To  change  the  aspect  of  to  alter  in  form  appearance, 
  substance,  position,  or  the  like  to  make  different  by  a 
  partial  change;  to  modify;  as  to  vary  the  properties, 
  proportions,  or  nature  of  a  thing  to  vary  a  posture  or  an 
  attitude;  to  vary  one's  dress  or  opinions. 
  Shall  we  vary  our  device  at  will  Even  as  new 
  occasion  appears?  --Spenser. 
  2.  To  change  to  something  else;  to  transmute;  to  exchange;  to 
  Gods,  that  never  change  their  state,  Vary  oft  their 
  love  and  hate.  --Waller. 
  We  are  to  vary  the  customs  according  to  the  time  and 
  country  where  the  scene  of  action  lies.  --Dryden. 
  3.  To  make  of  different  kinds;  to  make  different  from  one 
  another;  to  diversity;  to  variegate. 
  God  hath  varied  their  inclinations.  --Sir  T. 
  God  hath  here  Varied  his  bounty  so  with  new 
  delights.  --Milton. 
  4.  (Mus.)  To  embellish;  to  change  fancifully;  to  present 
  under  new  aspects,  as  of  form  key,  measure,  etc  See 
  {Variation},  4. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  make  or  become  different  in  some  particular  way  without 
  permanently  losing  one's  or  its  former  characteristics 
  or  essence;  "her  mood  changes  in  accordance  with  the 
  weather";  "Prices  vary  according  to  the  season"  [syn:  {change}, 
  2:  be  at  variance  with  be  out  of  line  with  [syn:  {deviate},  {diverge}, 
  {depart}]  [ant:  {conform}] 
  3:  be  subject  to  change:  "Prices  vary" 
  4:  make  something  more  diverse  and  varied;  "Vary  the  menu" 
  [syn:  {variegate},  {motley}] 

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