Definition of versatile adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    versatile

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈvɜːsətaɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrsətl//
     
    (approving)
     
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  1. 1(of a person) able to do many different things He's a versatile actor who has played a wide variety of parts.
  2. 2(of food, a building, etc.) having many different uses Eggs are easy to cook and are an extremely versatile food.
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘inconstant, fluctuating’): from French, or from Latin versatilis, from versat- ‘turned about, revolved’, from the verb versare, frequentative of vertere ‘to turn’.Extra examples According to the manufacturer, they are ‘the newest and most versatile shoe.’ Fleeces are so versatile and functional these days. He’s a versatile actor who has played a wide variety of parts.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: versatile