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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English vers, from a mixture of Old English fers and Old French vers; both from Latin versus (a line in writing, and in poetry a verse; (originally) row, furrow), from vertō (to turn around).

NounEdit

verse (countable and uncountable, plural verses)

  1. A poetic form with regular meter and a fixed rhyme scheme.
    Synonym: poetry
    Restoration literature is well known for its carefully constructed verse.
  2. Poetic form in general.
    The restrictions of verse have been steadily relaxed over time.
  3. One of several similar units of a song, consisting of several lines, generally rhymed.
    Synonym: stanza
    Note the shift in tone between the first verse and the second.
  4. A small section of the Jewish or Christian Bible.
  5. (music) A portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part.
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VerbEdit

verse (third-person singular simple present verses, present participle versing, simple past and past participle versed)

  1. (obsolete) To compose verses.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Sir Philip Sidney
      It is not rhyming and versing that maketh a poet.
  2. (transitive) To tell in verse, or poetry.

Etymology 2Edit

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VerbEdit

verse (third-person singular simple present verses, present participle versing, simple past and past participle versed)

  1. to educate about, to teach about.
    He versed us in the finer points of category theory.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. [] Next day she [] tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head. Then, thwarted, the wretched creature went to the police for help; she was versed in the law, and had perhaps spared no pains to keep on good terms with the local constabulary.

Etymology 3Edit

Back-formation from versus, misconstrued as a third-person singular verb verses.

VerbEdit

verse (third-person singular simple present verses, present participle versing, simple past and past participle versed)

  1. (colloquial) To oppose, to be an opponent for, especially in a video game.
    Verse him, G!

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verse

  1. Inflected form of vers

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

vers +‎ -e (possessive suffix)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈvɛrʃɛ]
  • Hyphenation: ver‧se

NounEdit

verse

  1. third-person singular (single possession) possessive of vers

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative verse
accusative versét
dative versének
instrumental versével
causal-final verséért
translative versévé
terminative verséig
essive-formal verseként
essive-modal verséül
inessive versében
superessive versén
adessive versénél
illative versébe
sublative versére
allative verséhez
elative verséből
delative verséről
ablative versétől

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ParticipleEdit

verse

  1. vocative masculine singular of versus

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

verse

  1. Alternative form of vers

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

verse

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of versar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of versar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of versar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of versar

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VerbEdit

verse (first-person singular present me veo, first-person singular preterite me vi, past participle visto)

  1. to meet; to see one another

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verse

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of versar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of versar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of versar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of versar.