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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

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
Anna Quindlen

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

Usually I start with a beat, I start making a beat, and my producer side is making the beat. And on a good day, my rapper side will jump in and start the writing process - maybe come up with a hook or start a verse. Sometimes it just happens like that. A song like 'Lights Please' happens like that.
J. Cole

I push myself in a lot of aspects when I write a song. I write a piece and where most people would stop and say, 'Oh, that's the hook right there,' I'll move that to the first four bars of the verse and do a new hook.
Drake

Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all.
Nicolas Chamfort
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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