What does Verse mean?

Definitions for Verse

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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"


  1. verseverb

    To educate about, to teach about.

    He versed us in the finer points of category theory.

  2. verseverb

    To compose verses.

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

  3. verseverb

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

  4. versenoun

    The (fictional) universe in which Firefly is set.

  5. Etymology: Shortening of universe


  1. VERSE

    A verse generally refers to a single line or unit of poetry or song lyrics. It is typically characterized by its rhythmic and often rhyming structure and is part of a larger composition such as a poem, song, or religious text. Verses are commonly used to convey thoughts, emotions, narratives, or imagery in a concise and impactful manner.

  2. Verse

    A verse is a unit of text or speech that typically follows a specific pattern of rhythm, meter, and rhyme, often found in poetry or song lyrics. It is usually comprised of a sequence of lines or stanzas that form a distinct section within a larger composition. Verses are frequently used to convey thoughts, emotions, narratives, or ideas in a structured and artistic manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Versenoun

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

  2. Versenoun

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

  3. Versenoun

    a short division of any composition

  4. Versenoun

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

  5. Versenoun

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

  6. Versenoun

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

  7. Versenoun

    a piece of poetry

  8. Verseverb

    to tell in verse, or poetry

  9. Verseverb

    to make verses; to versify

  10. 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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VERSE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Verse is ranked #104602 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Verse surname appeared 171 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Verse.

    60.8% or 104 total occurrences were Black.
    35.6% or 61 total occurrences were White.

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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

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  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. Robert Jeffress:

    When Christians act violently they are acting in opposition to the teachings of their founder, Jesus Christ, they cannot cite a single verse in the New Testament that calls for violence against unbelievers. On the other hand, radical Islamists can point to a number of verses in the Koran calling for Muslims to ‘crucify the infidels.’.

  2. Al Mohler:

    The Christian case again abortion is not based upon any single verse in the Bible, much less upon an alleged mistranslation of a verse.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. John Barrymore:

    I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.

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