from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who versifies.
- n. An inferior poet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who versifies, or makes verses.
- n. One who converts into verse; one who expresses in verse the ideas of another written in prose. Watts was a versifier of the Psalms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who versifies; one who makes verses; a poet.
- n. One who expresses in verse the ideas of another; one who turns prose into verse; a maker of a metrical paraphrase: as, a versifier of the Psalms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
Gone were the days when poets were seen as avatars of divinely inspired knowledge: for Plato (despite having dabbled in poetry himself in his salad days), the versifier was a feckless artificer, a pernicious influence on the moral hygiene of the polis and not to be trusted with the heavy lifting of the intellect.
He took part in the debating society, where he was prominent, and was known as a versifier of both love poems and satire.
His talent for poetry earned him the post of "versifier" (poet-in-residence) for Bromley Friends of the Earth.
The comely Abbie Cornish is the very picture of grace and independence, but Wishaw holds his own as the dreamy versifier who finds himself drawn into a blissful, tormented love affair with a woman he cannot have.
Even the representational symbols of physics can carry the mind way beyond the perceivable world, but conveying the celestial, majestic and eternal vastness that is altogether ineffable -- that's the undertaking of the transrational artist and versifier; transmitting via poetic expression, filmmaking, painting ... or just being one's ridiculous self.
Etaoin Shrdlu, a Professor at the University of Missouri-Chillicothe, is not much of a woodsman, but he's carrying a heavy load of chiggers and cockleburrs today as he hacks his way through the underbrush here in search of an elusive quarry; poetess Sara Thaler, a misanthropic versifier who attracts men by repelling them.
After composing the music, he presented it to Herbeck, who assigned his staff versifier to fit singable words to Strauss's music.
Iran is the country in which the Muslim intellectual tradition is most identified with Sufism, the spiritual dimension of Islam -- including such exponents in poetry and philosophy as Rumi, often reputed to be the widest-read versifier in America today.
The following extract from one of Mr. Faux's letters introduces George Bloomfield's circumstances, and conveys an idea of his character: it will be seen that he, too, is a versifier.
Peter Riga, a twelfth-century versifier of the Bible, wrote: