1. To alter, or be altered, in any manner; to suffer a partial change; to become different; to be modified; as, colours 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.

5. To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion. "The rich jewel which we vary for." (Webster (1623))

(01 Mar 1998)

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