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English noun: verse

1. verse (communication) literature in metrical form

Synonymspoesy, poetry

Broader (hypernym)genre, literary genre, writing style

Narrower (hyponym)epic poetry, epos, heroic poetry

Domain category membersalliterate, darkling, dolor, dolour, elegise, elegize, Erin, hush, lyric, lyric, metrify, poetise, poetize, relyric, rhyme, rime, scan, scrivened, sonnet, sonnet, spondaise, spondaize, still, stillness, stilly, sweet, sweetly, tag, verse, versify

2. verse (communication) a piece of poetry


Broader (hypernym)poem, verse form

Narrower (hyponym)clerihew, doggerel, doggerel verse, jingle, limerick

3. verse (communication) a line of metrical text

Synonymsverse line

Broader (hypernym)line

Narrower (hyponym)Adonic, Adonic line, decasyllable, hexameter, iambic, octameter, octosyllable, pentameter, tetrameter

Part meronympoem, verse form

English verb: verse

1. verse (creation) compose verses or put into verse

SamplesHe versified the ancient saga.

Synonymspoetise, poetize, versify

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write

Narrower (hyponym)elegise, elegize, metrify, sonnet, spondaise, spondaize

Domain categorypoesy, poetry, verse

2. verse (communication) familiarize through thorough study or experience

SamplesShe versed herself in Roman archeology.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)acquaint, familiarise, familiarize

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