poetry, poesy, verse(noun)
literature in metrical form
a piece of poetry
verse, verse line(verb)
a line of metrical text
verse, versify, poetize, poetise(verb)
compose verses or put into verse
"He versified the ancient saga"
familiarize through thorough study or experience
"She versed herself in Roman archeology"
To educate about, to teach about.
He versed us in the finer points of category theory.
To compose verses.
It is not rhyming and versing that maketh a poet. uE000120362uE001 Sir P. Sidney.
To oppose, to be an opponent for, as in a game, contest or battle.
The (fictional) universe in which Firefly is set.
Origin: Shortening of universe
a line consisting of a certain number of metrical feet (see Foot, n., 9) disposed according to metrical rules
metrical arrangement and language; that which is composed in metrical form; versification; poetry
a short division of any composition
a stanza; a stave; as, a hymn of four verses
one of the short divisions of the chapters in the Old and New Testaments
a portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part
a piece of poetry
to tell in verse, or poetry
to make verses; to versify
Origin: [OE. vers, AS. fers, L. versus a line in writing, and, in poetry, a verse, from vertere, versum, to turn, to turn round; akin to E. worth to become: cf. F. vers. See Worth to become, and cf. Advertise, Averse, Controversy, Convert, Divers, Invert, Obverse, Prose, Suzerain, Vortex.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vers, n. a line of poetry: metrical arrangement and language: poetry: a stanza: a short division of any composition, esp. of the chapters of the Bible, originally confined to the metrical books, applied first to whole Bible in 1528: (mus.) a portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part.—v.t. to relate in verse.—ns. Vers-de-société (same as Society-verse; see under Sociable); Verse′let; Verse-mā′ker; Verse-mā′king; Verse′-man, a writer of verses; Verse′-mong′er, a scribbler of verses; Verse′-mong′ering, verse-writing, esp. of poor verses; Ver′ser, a versifier; Ver′set (mus.), a very short organ interlude or prelude; Ver′sicle, a little verse: in liturgy, the verse said by the officiant.—adj. Versic′ūlar, pertaining to verses.—ns. Versificā′tion, the act, art, or practice of composing metrical verses; Ver′sificātor, Ver′sificātrix, a male, female, maker of verses; Ver′sifīer.—v.i. Ver′sify, to make verses.—v.t. to relate in verse: to turn into verse:—pa.t. and pa.p. ver′sifīed.—n. Ver′sion, the act of translating or turning from one language into another: that which is translated from one language into another: account: statement: a school exercise, generally of composition in a foreign language.—adj. Ver′sional, pertaining to a version or translation.—n. Ver′sionist, a translator.—adj. Ver′sūal, of the character of a verse, pertaining to verses or short paragraphs. [A.S. fers—L. versus, vorsus, a line, furrow, turning—vertĕre, to turn; influenced by O. Fr. vers.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'verse' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2718
Rank popularity for the word 'verse' in Nouns Frequency: #1881
The numerical value of verse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of verse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What's the earth With all its art, verse, music, worth - Compared with love, found, gained, and kept
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Answer That you are here---that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
Adding insult to injury, the government charged her with the crime of failing to obey a direct order because she did not remove the Bible verse.
Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all.
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Translations for verse
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- vers, strofeDanish
- Vers, StropheGerman
- ποίηση, στίχος, στροφήGreek
- verso, estrofaSpanish
- jae, säkeistöFinnish
- vers, couplet, versetFrench
- earrannScottish Gaelic
- שירה, בית, פסוקHebrew
- vers, strofeNorwegian
- couplet, versDutch
- strofe, versNorwegian Nynorsk
- versículo, versoPortuguese
- стих, куплетRussian
- stih, versSerbo-Croatian
- vers, strofSwedish
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