Vary vs. Very

By Jaxson

  • Vary

    Vary (Ukrainian: Вари, Hungarian: Vári or Mezővári) is a village in Zakarpattia Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is located around 17 kilometres (11 mi) southeast of Berehove at the confluence of the rivers Tisza and Borzsova, not far from the Ukrainian-Hungarian border. Administratively, the village belongs to the Berehove Raion, Zakarpattia Oblast. Historically, the name originates from the Hungarian word vár meaning castle. The village was first mentioned as Vári in 1320 and was previously known as Borsovavára.

  • Vary (verb)

    To change with time or a similar parameter.

    “He varies his magic tricks so as to minimize the possibility that any given audience member will see the same trick twice.”

  • Vary (verb)

    To institute a change in, from a current state; to modify.

    “You should vary your diet. Eating just bread will do you harm in the end.”

  • Vary (verb)

    Not to remain constant: to change with time or a similar parameter.

    “His mood varies by the hour.”

    “The sine function varies between −1 and 1.”

  • Vary (verb)

    To display differences.

    “The sprouting tendency of potatoes varies between cultivars, years and places of growing.”

  • Vary (verb)

    To be or act different from the usual.

    “I’m not comfortable with 3.Nc3 in the Caro-Kann, so I decided to vary and play exd5.””

  • Vary (verb)

    To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversity; to variegate.

  • Vary (verb)

    To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See variation.

  • Vary (verb)

    To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension.

  • Vary (noun)

    alteration; change.

  • Very (adjective)

    True, real, actual.

    “The fierce hatred of a very woman.”

    “The very blood and bone of our grammar.”

    “He tried his very best.”

  • Very (adjective)

    The same; identical.

    “He proposed marriage in the same restaurant, at the very table where they first met.”

    “That’s the very tool that I need.”

  • Very (adjective)

    With limiting effect: mere.

  • Very (adverb)

    To a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

    “You’re drinking very slowly.”

    “That dress is very you.”

  • Very (adverb)

    True, truly.


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