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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


Synonymsrhyme


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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