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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Versatile \Ver"sa*tile\, a. [L. versatilis, fr. versare to turn around, v. freq. of vertere: cf. F. versatile. See Verse.] 1. Capable of being turned round. --Harte. [1913 Webster] 2. Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; inconstant; as, a versatile disposition. [1913 Webster] 3. Turning with ease from one thing to another; readily applied to a new task, or to various subjects; many-sided; as, versatile genius; a versatile politician. [1913 Webster] Conspicuous among the youths of high promise . . . was the quick and versatile [Charles] Montagu. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 4. (Nat. Hist.) Capable of turning; freely movable; as, a versatile anther, which is fixed at one point to the filament, and hence is very easily turned around; a versatile toe of a bird. [1913 Webster] -- Ver"sa*tile*ly, adv. -- -- Ver"sa*tile*ness, n. [1913 Webster]