Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who versifies; one who makes verses; a poet.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who versifies, or makes verses.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who versifies.
  • noun pejorative An inferior poet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

versify +‎ -er.

Examples

  • 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.

    Poetry Pages - 98.06.10

  • He took part in the debating society, where he was prominent, and was known as a versifier of both love poems and satire.

    Four Famous American Writers: Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, James Russell Lowell, Bayard Taylor A Book for Young Americans

  • His talent for poetry earned him the post of "versifier" (poet-in-residence) for Bromley Friends of the Earth.

    Socialist Worker (Britain)

  • 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.

    Sebastian Siegel: Manifesting the Moon

  • 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.

    Sebastian Siegel: Manifesting the Moon

  • 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.

    John Farr: For Valentine's Day, Ten Movies Sure To Inspire Romance

  • 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.

    John Farr: For Valentine's Day, Ten Movies Sure To Inspire Romance

  • 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.

    Sebastian Siegel: Manifesting the Moon

  • 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.

    John Farr: For Valentine's Day, Ten Movies Sure To Inspire Romance

  • 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.

    Sebastian Siegel: Manifesting the Moon

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