VERS'ATILE, adjective [Latin versatilis, from versor, to turn.]
1. That may be turned round; as a versatile boat or spindle.
2. Liable to be turned in opinion; changeable; variable; unsteady; as a man of versatile disposition.
3. Turning with ease from one thing to another; readily applied to a new task, or to various subjects; as a man of versatile genius.
4. In botany, a versatile anther is one fixed by the middle on the point of the filament, and so poised as to turn like the needle of a compass; fixed by its side, but freely movable.