from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A single metrical line in a poetic composition; one line of poetry.
- n. A division of a metrical composition, such as a stanza of a poem or hymn.
- n. A poem.
- n. Metrical or rhymed composition as distinct from prose; poetry.
- n. The art or work of a poet.
- n. A group of poems: read a book of satirical verse.
- n. Metrical writing that lacks depth or artistic merit.
- n. A particular type of metrical composition, such as blank verse or free verse.
- n. One of the numbered subdivisions of a chapter in the Bible.
- transitive v. To versify or engage in versifying.
- transitive v. To familiarize by study or experience: He versed himself in philosophy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A poetic form with regular meter and a fixed rhyme scheme.
- n. Poetic form in general.
- n. One of several similar units of a song, consisting of several lines, generally rhymed.
- n. A small section of the Jewish or Christian Bible.
- v. To compose verses.
- v. To educate about, to teach about.
- v. To oppose, to be an opponent for, as in a game, contest or battle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A line consisting of a certain number of metrical feet (see foot, n., 9) disposed according to metrical rules.
- n. Metrical arrangement and language; that which is composed in metrical form; versification; poetry.
- n. A short division of any composition.
- n. A stanza; a stave.
- n. One of the short divisions of the chapters in the Old and New Testaments.
- n. A portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part.
- n. A piece of poetry.
- transitive v. To tell in verse, or poetry.
- intransitive v. To make verses; to versify.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn; revolve, as in meditation.
- n. In prosody: A succession of feet (colon or period) written or printed in one line; a line: as, a poem of three hundred verses; hence, a type of metrical composition, as represented by a metrical line; a meter. A verse may be catalectic, dimeter, trimeter, iambic, dactylic, rimed, unrimed, alliterative, etc.
- n. A type of metrical composition, represented by a group of lines; a kind of stanza: as, Spencerian verse; hence, a stanza: as, the first verse of a (rimed) hymn.
- n. A specimen of metrical composition; a piece of poetry; a poem.
- n. Metrical composition in general; versification; hence, poetical composition; poetry, especially as involving metrical form: opposed to prose.
- n. A succession of words written in one line; hence, a sentence, or part of a sentence, written, or fitted to be written, as one line; a Stich or stichos.
- n. Hence— In liturgies, a sentence, or part of a sentence, usually from the Scriptures, especially from the Book of Psalms, said alternately by an officiant or leader and the choir or people: specifically, the sentence, clause, or phrase said by the officiant or leader, as distinguished from the response of the choir or congregation; a versicle.
- n. In church music, a passage or movement for a single voice or for soloists, as contrasted with chorus; also, a soloist who sings such a passage
- n. A short division of a chapter in any book of Scripture, usually forming one sentence, or part of a long sentence or period.
- n. A similar division in any book.
- To relate or express in verse; turn into verse or rime.
- To make verses.
- In heraldry, reversed or turned in a direction unusual to the bearing in question. Also renverse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. compose verses or put into verse
- n. a piece of poetry
- n. literature in metrical form
- v. familiarize through thorough study or experience
- n. a line of metrical text
Eusebius  and Cyril  having quoted 'the parable of the wicked husbandmen' _in extenso_ (viz. from verse 33 to verse 43), _leave off at verse_ 43.
I remember the great English poet, William Morris, coming in a381 rage out of some lecture hall where somebody had recited some passage out of his Sigurd the Volsung, ‘It gave me a devil of a lot of trouble’, said Morris, ‘to get that thing into verse’.382 It gave me the devil of a lot of trouble to get into verse the poems that I am going to read and that is why I will not read them as if they were prose.
Since Qur'an is not poetry, the term verse is not appropriate. ...
Save for the line from Shakespeare and the terms from the episode, I guess the rest of the verse is a series original (is it?).
They are simple tales, told in English verse, which is characterised by a purity and a simplicity that are very noteworthy in an Indian writer, and which show considerable acquaintance of the
On this awkward affair one of my acquaintance wrote a copy of what we called verse; I liked it, but fancied I could compose something more to the purpose: I tried, and by the unanimous suffrage of my shop-mates was allowed to have succeeded.
Twenty years of his life were given to politics and statecraft, and his verse is the product not only of his own genius, but of the national spirit of Puritanism – which was the desire to establish the kingdom of God upon earth.
This verse is the expression of her exultation and the affirmation of her AÑÑĀ. 89 84
There is a translation of it in English verse, that is little short of the original.
This verse is a recapitulation of what was more fully stated before, Judah's sin and consequent punishment.