Synonyms for verse
Antonyms for verse
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VERSE
She had completed the verse with the hint of a sneer in her tones.
It was an express order for two hundred francs, in payment of a bit of verse.
And then Rico sang the verse and was pleased and said, "Sing some more."
Then Rico fiddled and sung the verse with her, and said again, "Some more."
Give me some more of the syrup, and then come and repeat the verse that I taught you the other day.
No other form of verse has, therefore, in so great a degree, the charm of freshness.
And that was what made me bring forward that verse of scripter.
The payment was small; in fact, only a few newspapers then paid anything for verse.
Perhaps they had never found that verse: "Avoid it, pass not by it."
Ellis was only saying that verse in fun, just as lots of people do.
c.1050, "line or section of a psalm or canticle," later "line of poetry" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French and Old French vers, from Latin versus "verse, line of writing," from PIE root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). The metaphor is of plowing, of "turning" from one line to another (vertere = "to turn") as a plowman does.
Old English had fers, an early West Germanic borrowing directly from Latin. Meaning "metrical composition" is recorded from c.1300; sense of "part of a modern pop song" (as distinguished from the chorus) is attested from 1927. The English New Testament first was divided fully into verses in the Geneva version (1550s).