Definitions for versevɜrs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

versevɜrs(n.; v.)versed, vers•ing.

  1. (n.)one of the lines of a poem.

    Category: Prosody

  2. a particular type of metrical line or composition:

    hexameter verse; elegaic verse.

    Category: Prosody

  3. a poem or a piece of poetry.

    Category: Prosody

  4. metrical composition; poetry, esp. as involving metrical form.

    Category: Prosody

  5. a stanza.

    Category: Prosody

  6. one of the short conventional divisions of a chapter of the Bible.

    Category: Bible

  7. the part of a song following the introduction and preceding the chorus.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. (v.t.)to express in verse.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. (v.i.)to versify.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of verse:

bef. 900; ME vers(e), fers, OE fers < L versus a row, line (of poetry), lit., a turning =vert(ere) to turn +-tus suffix of v. action; akin to -ward , worth2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poetry, poesy, verse(noun)

    literature in metrical form

  2. verse, rhyme(noun)

    a piece of poetry

  3. verse, verse line(verb)

    a line of metrical text

  4. verse, versify, poetize, poetise(verb)

    compose verses or put into verse

    "He versified the ancient saga"

  5. verse(verb)

    familiarize through thorough study or experience

    "She versed herself in Roman archeology"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. verse(noun)ɜrs

    one of the sections of a song or poem

    I learned all the verses by heart.; Look at the first line in the third verse.

  2. verseɜrs

    poetry

    He writes in verse.

Wiktionary

  1. verse(Verb)

    To educate about, to teach about.

    He versed us in the finer points of category theory.

  2. verse(Verb)

    To compose verses.

    It is not rhyming and versing that maketh a poet. uE000120362uE001 Sir P. Sidney.

  3. verse(Verb)

    To oppose, to be an opponent for, as in a game, contest or battle.

  4. verse(Noun)

    The (fictional) universe in which Firefly is set.

  5. Origin: Shortening of universe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verse(noun)

    a line consisting of a certain number of metrical feet (see Foot, n., 9) disposed according to metrical rules

  2. Verse(noun)

    metrical arrangement and language; that which is composed in metrical form; versification; poetry

  3. Verse(noun)

    a short division of any composition

  4. Verse(noun)

    a stanza; a stave; as, a hymn of four verses

  5. Verse(noun)

    one of the short divisions of the chapters in the Old and New Testaments

  6. Verse(noun)

    a portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part

  7. Verse(noun)

    a piece of poetry

  8. Verse(verb)

    to tell in verse, or poetry

  9. Verse(verb)

    to make verses; to versify

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'verse' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2718

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'verse' in Nouns Frequency: #1881


Translations for verse

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

verse(noun)

a number of lines of poetry, grouped together and forming a separate unit within the poem, song, hymn etc

This song has three verses.

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