Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “versatile”

See all translations

versatile

adjective uk   /ˈvɜː.sə.taɪl/ us    /ˈvɝː.sə.t̬əl/ approving
C2 able to change easily from one activity to another or able to be used for many different purposes: He's a very versatile young actor who's as happy in horror films as he is in TV comedies. A leather jacket is a timeless and versatile garment that can be worn in all seasons.
More examples
versatility
noun [U] uk   /ˌvɜː.səˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /ˌvɝː.səˈtɪl.ə.t̬i/
(Definition of versatile from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of versatile?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “versatile” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More