Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A line of verse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A verse, of whatever measure or number of feet, especially a verse of the Scriptures.
  • n. A row, line, or rank of trees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A verse, of whatever measure or number of feet.
  • n. A line in the Scriptures; specifically (Hebrew Scriptures), one of the rhythmic lines in the poetical books and passages of the Old Treatment, as written in the oldest Hebrew manuscripts and in the Revised Version of the English Bible.
  • n. A row, line, or rank of trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A verse, of whatever measure or number of feet.
  • n. A line in the Scriptures.
  • n. A row or rank, as of trees.
  • A simplified spelling of stitch.

Etymologies

Greek stikhos; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek στίχος (stikhos, "line, row, verse"). Akin to στείχω (steikhō, "I go"). (Wiktionary)

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