verse - Wiktionary
verse
See also: Verse, versé, versë, 'verse, and -verse
English
Pronunciation
Etymology 1
From Middle English vers, from a mixture of Old English fers and Old French vers; both from Latinversus (“a line in writing, and in poetry a verse; (originally) row, furrow”), from vertō (“to turn around”).
Noun
verse (countable and uncountable, pluralverses)
  1. A poetic form with regular meter and a fixed rhyme scheme.
    Synonym: poetry
    Restoration literature is well known for its carefully constructed verse.
  2. Poetic form in general.
    The restrictions of verse have been steadily relaxed over time.
  3. One of several similar units of a song, consisting of several lines, generally rhymed.
    Synonym: stanza
    Note the shift in tone between the first verse and the second.
  4. A small section of the Jewish or Christian Bible.
    Holonym: chapter
  5. (music) A portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part.
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations
poetic form with regular meter and a fixed rhyme scheme
poetic form in general
one of several similar units of a song, consisting of several lines, generally rhymed
a small section of the Bible
Verb
verse (third-person singular simple presentverses, present participle versing, simple past and past participle versed)
  1. (obsolete) To compose verses.
    c. 1579, Philip Sidney, The Defense of Poesy
    It is not rhyming and versing that maketh a poet.
  2. (transitive) To tell in verse, or poetry.
    c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, “A Midsommer Nights Dreame”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i]:
    playing on pipes of corn and versing love
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to educate about, to teach about.
    He versed us in the finer points of category theory.
    1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
    Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. […] Next day she […] tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head. Then, thwarted, the wretched creature went to the police for help; she was versed in the law, and had perhaps spared no pains to keep on good terms with the local constabulary.

Etymology 2
Back-formation from versus, misconstrued as a third-person singular verb verses.
Verb
verse (third-person singular simple presentverses, present participle versing, simple past and past participle versed)
(colloquial, sometimes proscribed) To oppose, to compete against, especially in a video game.
Verse him, G!
Further reading
Anagrams
reves, serve, sever, veers
Afrikaans
Noun
verse
plural of vers
Dutch
Pronunciation
Audio(file)
Adjective
verse
Inflected form of vers
Anagrams
vrees
French
Pronunciation
IPA(key): /vɛʁs/
Adjective
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Noun
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Derived terms
pleuvoir à verse
Verb
verse
inflection of verser:
  1. first/third-person singular present​indicative​/​subjunctive
  2. second-person singular imperative
Anagrams
resve, rêves, rêvés, serve
Hungarian
Etymology
vers +‎ -e (possessive suffix)
Pronunciation
Noun
verse
third-person singular single-possession possessive of vers
Declension
Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singularplural
nominativeverse
accusativeversét
dativeversének
instrumentalversével
causal-finalverséért
translativeversévé
terminativeverséig
essive-formalverseként
essive-modalverséül
inessiveversében
superessiveversén
adessiveversénél
illativeversébe
sublativeversére
allativeverséhez
elativeverséből
delativeverséről
ablativeversétől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
verséé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
versééi
Latin
Participle
verse
vocative masculine singular of versus
Middle English
Noun
verse
Alternative form of vers
Portuguese
Verb
verse
  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of versar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive ofversar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of versar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of versar
Romanian
Pronunciation
IPA(key): [ˈverse]
Verb
verse
  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of vărsa
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of vărsa
Spanish
Verb
verse (first-person singular present me veo, first-person singular preterite me vi, past participlevisto)
to meet; to see one another
Conjugation
    Conjugation of verse (irregular) (See Appendix:Spanish verbs)
infinitiveverse
gerundviéndose
past participlemasculinefeminine
singularvistovista
pluralvistosvistas
singularplural
1st person2nd person3rd person1st person2nd person3rd person
indicativeyo
vos
él/ella/ello
usted
nosotros
nosotras
vosotros
vosotras
ellos/ellas
ustedes
presentme veote vesse venosvemosos veisse ven
imperfectmeveíateveíasse veíanosveíamosos veíaisse veían
preteriteme vite vistese vionos vimosos visteisse vieron
futuremeveréteverásse veránosveremosos veréisse verán
conditionalmeveríateveríasse veríanosveríamososveríaisse verían
subjunctiveyo
vos
él/ella/ello
usted
nosotros
nosotras
vosotros
vosotras
ellos/ellas
ustedes
presentme veateveas
teveásvos2
se veanosveamosos veáisse vean
imperfect
(ra)
mevieratevierasse vieranosviéramosos vieraisse vieran
imperfect
(se)
mevieseteviesesse viesenosviésemososvieseisse viesen
future1mevieretevieresse vierenosviéremosos viereisse vieren
imperative
vos
ustednosotros
nosotras
vosotros
vosotras
ustedes
affirmativevetevéaseveámonosveosvéanse
negativeno teveasno se veano nosveamosno osveáisno sevean
1Mostly obsolete form, now mainly used in legal jargon.
2Argentine and Uruguayan voseo prefers the form for the present subjunctive.
    Selected combined forms of verse (irregular)
singularplural
1st person2nd person3rd person1st person2nd person3rd person
Infinitives
accusativevermeverteversevernosverosverse
gerunds
accusativeviéndomeviéndoteviéndoseviéndonosviéndoosviéndose
with positive imperatives
accusativenot usedvetevéaseveámonosveosvéanse
Related terms
ver
Verb
verse
  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of versar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of versar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of versar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of versar.
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