versatile

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English[edit]

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From Latin versātilis (turning easily), from versātus, past participle of versō (I turn, change), frequentative of vertō (I turn).

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versatile (comparative more versatile, superlative most versatile)

  1. Capable of doing many things competently.
  2. Having varied uses or many functions.
  3. Changeable or inconstant.
  4. (biology) Capable of moving freely in all directions.
    • 1996, William G. D'Arcy, William G. D'Arcy, Richard C. Keating, editor, The anther: form, function, and phylogeny:
      The versatile anther is an important step up in flowering plant evolution and it may be the most widespread of all simple anther types.
  5. (BDSM) Being a switch; capable of taking either a dominant or a submissive role.
    • 2004, "queenchaser1158", Horny Versatile TV/TS Wanted in Phoenix (on newsgroup alt.personals.gay)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin versatilis, from versare (to turn, to twist).

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  • IPA(key): [verˈsaː.t̪i.le], /verˈsatile/

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versatile (masculine and feminine plural versatili)

  1. versatile

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Latin[edit]

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versātile

  1. nominative neuter singular of versātilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of versātilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of versātilis

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versatile f pl, n pl

  1. feminine plural nominative form of versatil
  2. feminine plural accusative form of versatil
  3. neuter plural nominative form of versatil
  4. neuter plural accusative form of versatil