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Teenagers are free verse walking around on two legs.
Dorothy Allison

Meaning of "verse" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VERSE

Old English vers, from Latin versus a furrow, literally: a turning (of the plough), from vertere to turn.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VERSE

verse  [vɜːs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VERSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Verse is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb verse in English.

WHAT DOES VERSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of verse in the English dictionary

The first definition of verse in the dictionary is a stanza or other short subdivision of a poem. Other definition of verse is poetry as distinct from prose. Verse is also a series of metrical feet forming a rhythmic unit of one line.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO VERSE

PRESENT

Present
I verse
you verse
he/she/it verses
we verse
you verse
they verse
Present continuous
I am versing
you are versing
he/she/it is versing
we are versing
you are versing
they are versing
Present perfect
I have versed
you have versed
he/she/it has versed
we have versed
you have versed
they have versed
Present perfect continuous
I have been versing
you have been versing
he/she/it has been versing
we have been versing
you have been versing
they have been versing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I versed
you versed
he/she/it versed
we versed
you versed
they versed
Past continuous
I was versing
you were versing
he/she/it was versing
we were versing
you were versing
they were versing
Past perfect
I had versed
you had versed
he/she/it had versed
we had versed
you had versed
they had versed
Past perfect continuous
I had been versing
you had been versing
he/she/it had been versing
we had been versing
you had been versing
they had been versing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will verse
you will verse
he/she/it will verse
we will verse
you will verse
they will verse
Future continuous
I will be versing
you will be versing
he/she/it will be versing
we will be versing
you will be versing
they will be versing
Future perfect
I will have versed
you will have versed
he/she/it will have versed
we will have versed
you will have versed
they will have versed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been versing
you will have been versing
he/she/it will have been versing
we will have been versing
you will have been versing
they will have been versing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would verse
you would verse
he/she/it would verse
we would verse
you would verse
they would verse
Conditional continuous
I would be versing
you would be versing
he/she/it would be versing
we would be versing
you would be versing
they would be versing
Conditional perfect
I would have verse
you would have verse
he/she/it would have verse
we would have verse
you would have verse
they would have verse
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been versing
you would have been versing
he/she/it would have been versing
we would have been versing
you would have been versing
they would have been versing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you verse
we let´s verse
you verse
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to verse
Past participle
versed
Present Participle
versing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VERSE


adverse
ˈædvɜːs
commerce
ˈkɒmɜːs
converse
kənˈvɜːs
covers
ˈkəʊvɜːs
curse
kɜːs
disperse
dɪˈspɜːs
diverse
daɪˈvɜːs
e-commerce
ˈiːˌkɒmɜːs
immerse
ɪˈmɜːs
inverse
ɪnˈvɜːs
nurse
nɜːs
perse
pɜːs
perverse
pəˈvɜːs
purse
pɜːs
reimburse
ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs
reverse
rɪˈvɜːs
transverse
trænzˈvɜːs
traverse
ˈtrævɜːs
universe
ˈjuːnɪˌvɜːs
worse
wɜːs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VERSE

vers libre
versability
Versace
Versailles
versal
versant
versatile
versatilely
versatileness
versatility
versed
versed sine
verselet
verseman
verser
verset
versicle
versicolor
versicolour
versicular

WORDS THAT END LIKE VERSE

autoreverse
biodiverse
blank verse
chapter and verse
controverse
free verse
herse
in reverse
intersperse
masters of the universe
merse
metaverse
monodisperse
multiverse
obverse
renverse
Saint-John Perse
submerse
terse
Twitterverse

Synonyms and antonyms of verse in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VERSE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «verse» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of verse

Translation of «verse» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VERSE

Find out the translation of verse to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of verse from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «verse» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

verso
570 millions of speakers

English

verse
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कविता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الآية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стих
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

verso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শ্লোক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vers
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

ayat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Poesie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

韻文
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

운문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ayat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thơ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வசனம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काव्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

verso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wers
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стих
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

verset
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στίχο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vers
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vers
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vers
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of verse

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VERSE»

The term «verse» is very widely used and occupies the 7.978 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VERSE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about verse

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10 QUOTES WITH «VERSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word verse.
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Dorothy Allison
Teenagers are free verse walking around on two legs.
2
Natalie Babbitt
The first two books that I did by myself were long stories in verse. I knew I could do that because I'd written a lot in verse. But, verse stories are hard to sell, so my editor encouraged me to try writing in prose.
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John Barrymore
I've read some of your modern free verse and wonder who set it free.
4
John Barton
Poets can't resist the dramatic pull of their lives and so inevitably write autobiographical verse.
5
Kevin Bleyer
The real Stephen Colbert is a practicing Catholic. He teaches Sunday school. He can recite chapter and verse of chapter and verse - from both the King James Bible and 'The Lord of the Rings.'
6
James Broughton
Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.
7
Thomas Bulfinch
The earliest form in which romances appear is that of a rude kind of verse.
8
Christian Camargo
Juilliard is wonderful in that they don't pick just one way of working. They give you a palette. There is method acting. There is a lot of attention to Shakespeare and verse.
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Jim Capaldi
Everything that Traffic ever did, I'd give Steve a complete lyric, titled, written out with the verse, the bridge, the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out how the meter of the words would fit musically.
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Tracy Chapman
Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies or a line or two or a verse.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VERSE»

Discover the use of verse in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to verse and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse
Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse is the only quick reference guide that: -Immediately answers the Jehovah's Witnesses' misinterpretation of Scripture -Shows how to use the same Scripture in leading Jehovah's Witnesses to Christ ...
David A. Reed, 1987
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Free Verse: An Essay on Prosody
Hartman examines nonmetrical verse, discusses the conventions that have emerged in the absence of meter, and shows how these conventions can work prosodically.
Charles O. Hartman, 1996
3
Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form
This clear introduction explains technical terms such as iambic pentameter and syllabics, defines verse metres such as blank and free verse and illustrates a variety of forms, from the sonnet to freer modes favoured by contemporary writers.
Philip Hobsbaum, 2006
4
A Guide to Latin Meter and Verse Composition
The first comprehensive guide to Latin verse composition to be published in over one hundred years.
David J. Califf, 2002
5
Beyond the Verse: Talmudic Readings and Lectures
Available in paperback for the first time, this is an important collection of essays dealing with problems in Jewish thought.
Emmanuel Levinas, 1994
6
The Making of Homeric Verse: The Collected Papers of Milman ...
The Making of Homeric Verse for the first time collects these landmark works in one volume together with Parry's unpublished M.A. thesis and extracts from his Yugoslavian journal, which contains notes on Serbo-Croatian poetry and its ...
Milman Parry, Adam Parry, 1987
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Blank Verse: A Guide to Its History and Use
With its compact but inclusive survey of more than four centuries of poetry, Blank Verse is filled with practical advice for poets of our own day who may wish to attempt the form or enhance their mastery of it.
Robert Burns Shaw, 2007
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This Craft of Verse
Transcribed from recently discovered tapes, this work stands as a deeply personal yet far-reaching introduction to the pleasures of the word, and as a first-hand testimony to the life of literature. 1 halftone.
Jorge Luis Borges, Calin-Andrei Mihailescu, 2002
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Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative
A finalist for the National Book Award, Mason's retelling is at once a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of style, and a labor of love that grew out of the poet's long affinity with the original.
Herbert Mason, 2003
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Book and Verse: A Guide to Middle English Biblical Literature
"Book and Verse is guide to the variety and extent of biblical literature in England, exclusive of drama and the Wycliffite Bible, that appeared between the twelfth and the fifteenth centuries.
James H. Morey, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VERSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term verse is used in the context of the following news items.
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AT&T's first DirecTV plans include a $200 phone-and-TV combo
The offering gives you basic TV service for four receivers (through either DirecTV or U-verse) and four phone lines with 10GB of shared data for $200 per month ... «Engadget, Aug 15»
2
Sprite® Salutes Legends of Hip-Hop Through New “Obey Your …
Sprite “Obey Your Verse” Lyrical Collection featuring lyrics from Drake, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G. and Rakim. (Photo: Business Wire) ... «Business Wire, Jun 15»
3
Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse
A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could ... «Fox News, May 15»
4
AT&T U-Verse with Gigapower launches in Cupertino
AT&T has announced that it has launched a new internet service speed in Cupertino, California. The new service is called U-verse with AT&T Gigapower and it ... «SlashGear, Mar 15»
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U-verse's 75-Meg Tier Lands In Houston
AT&T U-verse announced that it has launched its new 75 Mbps (downstream) U-verse Internet tier in Houston, where the telco competes with incumbent MSOs ... «Multichannel News, Mar 15»
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U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower(SM) Launches Today in Cities …
U-verse with AT&T GigaPower customers will also have access to award-winning TV services. This includes the ability to watch and record five simultaneous HD ... «PR Newswire, Feb 15»
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Kirk Douglas proves a sublime master of rhyme on page and in person
Douglas has written several books since the publication in 1988 of his autobiography, "The Ragman's Son," and his latest is "Life Could Be Verse," which ... «Los Angeles Times, Dec 14»
8
IBM makes play at reimagining the inbox with Verse
Carolyn Pampino, design director for IBM's enterprise social solutions, outlined via telephone last week about how IBM Verse stems from CEO Virginia Rometty's ... «ZDNet, Nov 14»
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Edge of Spider-Verse #5 Preview
The former lead singer for My Chemical Romance will be making his Marvel Comics debut next month with the mini-series Edge of Spider-Verse. Way will be ... «IGN, Sep 14»
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AT&T Announces U-Verse GigaPower Expansion: 21 Metro Areas …
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced on Monday that it wants to bring its ultrafast U-Verse GigaPower Internet service to as many as 25 metropolitan areas in the U.S.. «International Business Times, Apr 14»

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