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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The slope of a side of a mountain or mountain range.
  • n. The general slope of a region.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. experienced, practiced
  • adj. conversant
  • n. a slope of a mountain or mountain ridge
  • n. the overall slope of a region

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Familiar; conversant.
  • n. The slope of a side of a mountain chain; hence, the general slope of a country; aspect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Familiar; conversant; versed.
  • In heraldry, carrying the wings erect and open.
  • n. All that part of a country which slopes or inclines in one direction; the general lie or slope of surface; aspect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the side or slope of a mountain

Etymologies

French, present participle of verser, to turn, from Old French, from Latin versāre, to turn frequently; see versatile.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French versant, present participle (used as a noun) of verser, from Latin versō, frequentative of vertō ("I turn"). (Wiktionary)

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