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Definition of Verses
VerseVerse Verse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Versed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To tell in verse, or poetry. [Obs.]
Playing on pipes of corn and versing love. --Shak.
Verse Verse, v. i.
To make verses; to versify. [Obs.]
It is not rhyming and versing that maketh a poet. --Sir
VerseVerse Verse, n. [OE. vers, AS. fers, L. versus a line in
writing, and, in poetry, a verse, from vertere, versum, to
turn, to turn round; akin to E. worth to become: cf. F. vers.
See Worth to become, and cf. Advertise, Averse,
Controversy, Convert, Divers, Invert, Obverse,
Prose, Suzerain, Vortex.]
1. A line consisting of a certain number of metrical feet
(see Foot, n., 9) disposed according to metrical rules.
Note: Verses are of various kinds, as hexameter, pentameter,
tetrameter, etc., according to the number of feet in
each. A verse of twelve syllables is called an
Alexandrine. Two or more verses form a stanza or
2. Metrical arrangement and language; that which is composed
in metrical form; versification; poetry.
Such prompt eloquence Flowed from their lips in
prose or numerous verse. --Milton.
Virtue was taught in verse. --Prior.
Verse embalms virtue. --Donne.
3. A short division of any composition. Specifically:
(a) A stanza; a stave; as, a hymn of four verses.
Note: Although this use of verse is common, it is
objectionable, because not always distinguishable from
the stricter use in the sense of a line.
(b) (Script.) One of the short divisions of the chapters
in the Old and New Testaments.
Note: The author of the division of the Old Testament into
verses is not ascertained. The New Testament was
divided into verses by Robert Stephens [or Estienne], a
French printer. This arrangement appeared for the first
time in an edition printed at Geneva, in 1551.
(c) (Mus.) A portion of an anthem to be performed by a
single voice to each part.
4. A piece of poetry. ``This verse be thine.' --Pope.
Blank verse, poetry in which the lines do not end in
Heroic verse. See under Heroic.
Meaning of Verses from wikipedia
- one of the 6,236 verses found
in the Qur'an Verse
(band), a hardcore
punk band Verse
(rapper) (b. 1986), British
hip hop artist Verse
- "This Be The Verse
" is a lyric
poem in three verses
of four iambic tetrameter
on an alternating rhyme
scheme, by the English
poet Philip Larkin
- to many Psalms
as independent verses
of the subsequent verses
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rock band Nirvana, written
- to create
his characters. The title refers
to the satanic verses
, a group
of Quranic verses
that allow intercessory prayers
to be made to three
- Verse paragraphs
with no regular number
that make up units
of sense. They are usually separated
- Verse drama
is any drama written
to be spoken; another possible general
term is poetic
drama. For a very long period, verse drama
was the dominant...
- The first
use of the expression
' is attributed
to Sir William
Muir (1858). The plural
" is usually
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- In the countable
sense, a verse
a single metrical
line in a poetic
composition. However, verse
has come to represent
- Night Verses
are an American
post-rock band with members
from Long Island, New York and Fullerton, California. The group consists
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