What does Verse mean?

Definitions for Verse
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Verse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poetry, poesy, versenoun

    literature in metrical form

  2. verse, rhymenoun

    a piece of poetry

  3. verse, verse lineverb

    a line of metrical text

  4. verse, versify, poetize, poetiseverb

    compose verses or put into verse

    "He versified the ancient saga"

  5. verseverb

    familiarize through thorough study or experience

    "She versed herself in Roman archeology"

Wiktionary

  1. verseverb

    To educate about, to teach about.

    He versed us in the finer points of category theory.

    Etymology: Shortening of universe

  2. verseverb

    To compose verses.

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

    Etymology: Shortening of universe

  3. verseverb

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

    Etymology: Shortening of universe

  4. versenoun

    The (fictional) universe in which Firefly is set.

    Etymology: Shortening of universe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Versenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Versenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Versenoun

    a short division of any composition

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Versenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Versenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Versenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Versenoun

    a piece of poetry

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Verseverb

    to tell in verse, or poetry

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Verseverb

    to make verses; to versify

    Etymology: [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

  1. Verse

    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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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Verse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Verse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Verse in a Sentence

  1. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    People have declaimed against luxury for 2000 years, in verse and in prose, and people have always delighted in it.

  2. Robert A. Heinlein:

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

  3. Charlie Burton:

    To God be the glory, against overwhelming circumstances, that verse gave us the courage to ask God for a miracle.Were humbled by the fact that some people dont experience the healing. There are just things that well never understand, but in the moment that was our faith, that God is able.

  4. David Dodd:

    That verse strengthened and encouraged me during my most difficult times in combat, training, and it comforts me each day of my life, i know it will do the same for those nursing the sick, injured, and wounded in New York City hospitals.

  5. André Maurois:

    A great biography should, like the close of a great drama, leave behind it a feeling of serenity. We collect into a small bunch the flowers, the few flowers, which brought sweetness into a life, and present it as an offering to an accomplished destiny. It is the dying refrain of a completed song, the final verse of a finished poem.

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