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Definition of Verse

Verse

  1. A line consisting of a certain number of metrical feet (see Foot, n., 9) disposed according to metrical rules.
  2. Metrical arrangement and language; that which is composed in metrical form; versification; poetry.
  3. A short division of any composition.
  4. A stanza; a stave; as, a hymn of four verses.
  5. One of the short divisions of the chapters in the Old and New Testaments.
  6. A portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part.
  7. A piece of poetry.
  8. To tell in verse, or poetry.
  9. To make verses; to versify.

Verse Quotations

Sometimes I'll have sections that I'm not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they'll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what's an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.
Gotye

The main problem with writing in verse is, if your fourth line doesn't come out right, you've got to throw four lines away and figure out a whole new way to attack the problem. So the mortality rate is terrific.
Dr. Seuss

What I do say is that I can write verse, and that the writing of verse in strict form is the best possible training for writing good prose.
Philip Pullman

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
Thomas Hardy

Probably the one Bible passage that is read by Jews and Roman Catholics, Protestants, Islam, more than any other chapter is Psalm 23. And in Psalm 23 there is a verse that says, 'Surely, yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.'
Robert H. Schuller
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Verse Translations

verse in Afrikaans is vers
verse in Dutch is strofe, couplet
verse in German is Vers, Vers, Strophe
verse in Latin is poema poematis, versus
verse in Portuguese is verso
verse in Spanish is verso
verse in Swedish is vers, strof
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