Definition of Prose. Meaning of Prose. Synonyms of Prose

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Definition of Prose

Prose
Prose Prose, n. [F. prose, L. prosa, fr. prorsus, prosus, straight forward, straight on, for proversus; pro forward + versus, p. p. of vertere to turn. See Verse.] 1. The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition. I speak in prose, and let him rymes make. --Chaucer. Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. --Milton. I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry, that is; prose -- words in their best order; poetry -- the best order. --Coleridge. 2. Hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse. 3. (R. C. Ch.) A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass. See Sequence.
Prose
Prose Prose, a. 1. Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as, prose composition. 2. Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics; plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.
Prose
Prose Prose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prosed; p. pr. & vb. n. Prosing.] 1. To write in prose. 2. To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
Prose
Prose Prose, v. i. 1. To write prose. Prosing or versing, but chiefly this latter. --Milton.

Meaning of Prose from wikipedia

- Prose is a form of written or spoken language that typically exhibits a natural flow of speech and grammatical structure. A related narrative device is...
- Prose poetry is poetry written in prose form instead of verse form, while preserving poetic qualities such as heightened imagery, parataxis, and emotional...
- The Prose Edda, also known as the Younger Edda, Snorri's Edda (Icelandic: Snorra Edda) or, historically, simply as Edda, is an Old Norse textbook written...
- In literary criticism, purple prose is overly ornate prose text that disrupts a narrative flow by drawing undesirable attention to its own extravagant...
- narrowly for writings specifically considered to be an art form, especially prose fiction, drama, and poetry. In recent centuries, the definition has expanded...
- MicroProse is an American video game publisher and developer founded by Bill Stealey and Sid Meier in 1982. It developed and published numerous games...
- The Prose Tristan (Tristan en prose) is an adaptation of the Tristan and Iseult story into a long prose romance, and the first to tie the subject entirely...
- Francine Prose (born April 1, 1947) is an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic. She is a Visiting Professor of Literature at Bard...
- Politics and Prose (sometimes stylized as Politics & Prose or abbreviated as P&P) is an independent bookstore located in Chevy Chase, Washington, D.C...
- Prose & Poetry, or Prose-Poetry, is a competitive speech event practiced by state high-school forensics/public speaking or debating ****ociations such as...