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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

proseproʊz(n.; adj.; v.)prosed, pros•ing.

  1. (n.)the ordinary form of spoken or written language, without metrical structure, as distinguished from poetry or verse.

  2. matter-of-fact, commonplace, or dull expression, quality, discourse, etc.

  3. (adj.)of, in, or pertaining to prose.

  4. commonplace; prosaic.

  5. (v.t.)to turn into or express in prose.

  6. (v.i.)to write or talk in a dull, matter-of-fact manner.

Origin of prose:

1300–50; ME < MF < L prōsa (ōrātiō) lit., straightforward (speech), fem. of prōsus, for prōrsus, contr. of prōversus, ptp. of prōvertere to turn forward =prō-pro -1+vertere to turn

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prose(noun)

    ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

  2. prose(noun)

    matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression

Wiktionary

  1. prose(Noun)

    Language, particularly written language, not intended as poetry.

    Though known mostly for her prose, she also produced a small body of excellent poems.

  2. prose(Verb)

    to write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prose(noun)

    the ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition

  2. Prose(noun)

    hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse

  3. Prose(noun)

    a hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass. See Sequence

  4. Prose(adj)

    pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as, prose composition

  5. Prose(adj)

    possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics; plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life

  6. Prose(verb)

    to write in prose

  7. Prose(verb)

    to write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way

  8. Prose(verb)

    to write prose

Freebase

  1. Prose

    Prose is a form of language which applies ordinary grammatical structure and natural flow of speech rather than rhythmic structure. While there are critical debates on the construction of prose, its simplicity and loosely defined structure has led to its adoption for the majority of spoken dialogue, factual discourse as well as topical and fictional writing. It is commonly used, for example, in literature, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, broadcasting, film, history, philosophy, law and many other forms of communication.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

prose(noun)

writing that is not in verse; ordinary written or spoken language.

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