[vur-suh-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl]


1.  Capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.: a versatile writer.
2.  Having or capable of many uses: a versatile tool.
3.  Botany . attached at or near the middle so as to swing freely, as an anther.
4.  Zoology . turning either forward or backward: a versatile toe.
5.  Variable or changeable, as in feeling, purpose, or policy: versatile moods.