versant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French versant, present participle (used as a noun) of verser, from Latin versō, frequentative of vertō (I turn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɜː(ɹ)sənt/
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Adjective[edit]

versant (comparative more versant, superlative most versant)

  1. (archaic) experienced, practiced
  2. conversant
    • Sydney Smith
      This practice is so utterly ridiculous to any body but lawyers (to whom nothing that is customary is ridiculous), that men not versant with courts of justice will not believe it.
  3. (heraldry, not comparable) With the wings erect and open.

Noun[edit]

versant (plural versants)

  1. a slope of a mountain or mountain ridge
  2. the overall slope of a region

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

versant

  1. present participle of verser

Noun[edit]

versant m (plural versants)

  1. slope, side

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

versant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of versō