vary vs very :


  • v  become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
  • v  be at variance with; be out of line with
  • v  be subject to change in accordance with a variable
    Prices vary
    His moods vary depending on the weather
  • v  make something more diverse and varied

  • s  precisely as stated
    the very center of town
  • s  being the exact same one; not any other:
    on this very spot
    the very thing he said yesterday
    the very man I want to see
  • r  used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
    she was very gifted
    he played very well
  • r  precisely so
    on the very next page
    he expected the very opposite
News & Articles

  • When it comes to mammals, how big is too big?
    Mammals vary enormously in size, from weighing less than a penny to measuring more than three school buses in length. Some groups of mammals have become very large, such as elephants and whales, while others have always been small, like primates. A new theory provides an explanation for why and how certain groups of organisms are able to evolve gigantic sizes, whereas others are not.
    June 17, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Health Tip: Vary Your Child's School Lunch
    Title: Health Tip: Vary Your Child's School Lunch Category: Health News Created: 6/14/2013 8:35:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
    June 15, 2013 -
  • Researcher: Tribes vary greatly on medical studies
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Native American tribes are interested in taking part in medical research studies but tribes vary greatly on what is considered culturally acceptable, a Native American public health investigator said Wednesday.
    June 13, 2013 - The Fargo Forum

  • Homelement Officially Incorporates Their Very Own Home Decor Blog to the Site
    Homelement officially incorporates their very own home decor blog to the site. The blog, used to be known as Online Furniture Design, has been officially moved as an integral part of Homelement site. (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 19, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Iraq’s Kurds to Export Oil by New Pipeline ‘Very Soon’
    Iraq’s Kurds will start exporting crude by pipeline “very soon” after the completion of a new link to the Turkish border by the end of September, the Kurdistan Regional Government Natural Resources Minister said.
    June 19, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • South Africa's Mandela "doing very well" - daughter
    South Africa's Mandela "doing very well" - daughter JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela, who is being treated in hospital for a lung infection, is "doing very well", his daughter said on Monday. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader, who became South Africa's first black president in 1994, was rushed to hospital early on June 8 with a recurring respiratory ...
    June 17, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News