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.
2. Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable;
variable; unsteady; inconstant; as versatile disposition.
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.
Conspicuous among the youths of high promise . . . was the
quick and versatile [Charles] Montagu.
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
-- Ver"sa*tile*ly, adv. -- --