Etymology
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versant (adj.)

1640s, "busy" (with something), from Latin versantem (nominative versans), present participle of versare, literally "to turn often," frequentative of vertere "to turn," from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend." Meaning "familiar, acquainted" is from 1787.

updated on May 03, 2017

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Definitions of versant from WordNet

versant (n.)
the side or slope of a mountain;
conifer forests cover the eastern versant
Synonyms: mountainside
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