Verse

Noun

  • 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."

Verb

  • (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.

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