What does verst mean?

Definitions for verstvɜrst, vɛrst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. verst(noun)

    a Russian unit of length (1.067 km)


  1. verst(Noun)

    A Russian unit of length, equivalent to about 1.07 kilometres or about 2/3 of a mile.

  2. Origin: From верста, partly through German Werst and French verste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verst(noun)

    a Russian measure of length containing 3,500 English feet

  2. Origin: [Russ. versta: cf. F. verste.]


  1. Verst

    A verst is an obsolete Russian unit of length. It is defined as being 500 sazhen long, which makes a verst equal to 1.0668 kilometres. In the English language, verst is singular with the normal plural versts. In Russian, the nominative singular is versta, but the form usually used with numbers is genitive plural verst — 10 verst, 25 verst, etc. — whence the English form. A mezhevaya versta is twice as long as a verst. "The verst of the 17th century was 700 sazhens or 1.49 km as against the 500 sazhens or 1.06 km it became at the time of Peter the Great". The Russian Wiki mentions several other old values. In Finland, virsta was originally 1.069 km according to the Swedish standard, but the Russian verst replaced it after annexation to the Russian Empire in 1809. Virsta was originally 600 sylis, but then changed to 500 syli, since the Russian syli was longer, 2.134 m. A derived unit was peninkulma = 10 virsta. Metrification replaced virsta with the kilometre in the 1880s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Verst

    verst, n. a Russian mile, 3500 feet in length, or almost two-thirds of an English mile. [Russ. versta, a verst; perh. vertietĭ, to turn, cog. with L. vertĕre, to turn.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verst in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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