- Poetic form in general.
"The restrictions of verse have been steadily relaxed over time."
- A poetic form with regular meter and a fixed rhyme scheme.
"Restoration literature is well known for its carefully constructed verse."
- A small section of the Jewish or Christian Bible.
- One of several similar units of a song, consisting of several lines, generally rhymed.
"Note the shift in tone between the first verse and the second."
- (obsolete) To compose verses.
- (colloquial) To oppose, to be an opponent for, as in a game, contest or battle.
"Verse him, G!"
- to educate about, to teach about.
"He versed us in the finer points of category theory."
- (transitive) To tell in verse, or poetry.