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Definitions of verse

  1. To tell in verse, or poetry. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To make verses; to versify. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. compose verses or put into verse; "He versified the ancient saga" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. literature in metrical form Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a line of metrical text Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A line consisting of a certain number of metrical feet (see Foot, n., 9) disposed according to metrical rules. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Metrical arrangement and language; that which is composed in metrical form; versification; poetry. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A short division of any composition. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A stanza; a stave; as, a hymn of four verses. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. One of the short divisions of the chapters in the Old and New Testaments. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A piece of poetry. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A line of poetry; a form of composition possessing rhythm; poetry; a short division of a chapter in the Bible. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A line of poetry: metrical arrangement and language: poetry: a stanza: a short division of any composition, esp. of the chapters of the Bible, orig. confined to the metrical books, applied first to whole Bible in 1528: (mus.) a portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A line of poetry; poetry; a short division of prose, as of a chapter of the Bible. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Poetry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A line of poetry; loosely, a stanza. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A short division of a chapter in the Bible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A line in poetry; popularly, four lines or a stanza of a piece of poetry; poetical composition; poetry; in Scrip., a short division of a chapter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for verse

  1. Some of the chapter she did not quite understand; but she went on reading, all the same, till she came to the last verse – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. Anybody would think, ' says she, 'that you preachers was struck blind every time you git through with the twenty- fourth verse for I never heard a sermon on the twenty- fifth verse – Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall
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