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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"


  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

  10. 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.]

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

Anagrams for verse »

  1. Serve

  2. Sever

  3. Veers

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Maria Dakake:

    It's obviously a difficult verse.

  2. Carly Simon:

    I have confirmed the second verse is Warren.

  3. Jules Renard:

    A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.

  4. Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, 1978:

    A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.

  5. Robert A. Heinlein:

    A poet that reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.

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