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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
verse (noun)
1.
a line of metrical writing
2.
a) (1) metrical language
(2) metrical writing distinguished from poetry especially by its lower level of intensity
(3) - poetry
b) - poem
c) a body of metrical writing (as of a period or country)
3.
- stanza
4.
one of the short divisions into which a chapter of the Bible is traditionally divided
verse (verb)
intransitive verb
transitive verb
to make verse - versify
1.
to tell or celebrate in verse
2.
to turn into verse
verse (verb)
transitive verb
to familiarize by close association, study, or experience - well versed in the theater
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
verse (noun)
1.
a composition using rhythm and often rhyme to create a lyrical effect
SYNONIMS:
lyric, rune, song, verse
RELATED WORDS:
rhyme ( rime); ballad, lay; anacreontic, clerihew, dithyramb, eclogue, elegy, English sonnet, epic, epigram, epode, epopee, epos, georgic, idyll ( idyl), jingle, lament, limerick, madrigal, ode, pastoral, pastorale, psalm, rondeau, rondel ( rondelle), rondelet, sonnet, triolet, villanelle; haiku, senryu, tanka; blank verse, free verse, minstrelsy, poesy, poetry, versification, vers libre
verse (noun)
2.
writing that uses rhythm, vivid language, and often rhyme to provoke an emotional response
SYNONIMS:
minstrelsy, poesy, song, verse
RELATED WORDS:
rhyme ( rime); blank verse, free verse, vers libre
prose
verse (verb)
to give information to
SYNONIMS:
acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, catch up, clear, clue (in), familiarize, fill in, hip, inform, instruct, tell, verse, wise (up)
RELATED WORDS:
advertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceive
NEAR ANTONYMS:
misinform, mislead
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