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Definition of verse:

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


measure, poesy, rhythm, poetry, verse line, euphony, meter, line, words, rhyme, stanza, rime, stave, poetise, poetize, versify.

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