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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 blank verse
 無韻詩,自由詩

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Verse n.
 1. A line consisting of a certain number of metrical feet (see Foot, n., 9) disposed according to metrical rules.
 Note:Verses are of various kinds, as hexameter, pentameter, tetrameter, etc., according to the number of feet in each.  A verse of twelve syllables is called an Alexandrine.  Two or more verses form a stanza or strophe.
 2. Metrical arrangement and language; that which is composed in metrical form; versification; poetry.
 Such prompt eloquence
 Flowed from their lips in prose or numerous verse.   --Milton.
    Virtue was taught in verse.   --Prior.
    Verse embalms virtue.   --Donne.
 3. A short division of any composition.  Specifically: --
 (a) A stanza; a stave; as, a hymn of four verses.
 Note:Although this use of verse is common, it is objectionable, because not always distinguishable from the stricter use in the sense of a line.
 (b) Script. One of the short divisions of the chapters in the Old and New Testaments.
 Note:The author of the division of the Old Testament into verses is not ascertained. The New Testament was divided into verses by Robert Stephens [or Estienne], a French printer. This arrangement appeared for the first time in an edition printed at Geneva, in 1551.
 (c) Mus. A portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part.
 4. A piece of poetry.  “This verse be thine.”
 Blank verse, poetry in which the lines do not end in rhymes.
 Heroic verse. See under Heroic.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Blank a.
 1. Of a white or pale color; without color.
 To the blank moon
 Her office they prescribed.   --Milton.
 2. Free from writing, printing, or marks; having an empty space to be filled in with some special writing; -- said of checks, official documents, etc.; as, blank paper; a blank check; a blank ballot.
 3. Utterly confounded or discomfited.
    Adam . . . astonied stood, and blank.   --Milton.
 4. Empty; void; without result; fruitless; as, a blank space; a blank day.
 5. Lacking characteristics which give variety; as, a blank desert; a blank wall; destitute of interests, affections, hopes, etc.; as, to live a blank existence; destitute of sensations; as, blank unconsciousness.
 6. Lacking animation and intelligence, or their associated characteristics, as expression of face, look, etc.; expressionless; vacant. Blank and horror-stricken faces.”
    The blank . . . glance of a half returned consciousness.   --G. Eliot.
 7. Absolute; downright; unmixed; as, blank terror.
 Blank bar Law, a plea put in to oblige the plaintiff in an action of trespass to assign the certain place where the trespass was committed; -- called also common bar.
 Blank cartridge, a cartridge containing no ball.
 Blank deed. See Deed.
 Blank door, or  Blank window Arch., a depression in a wall of the size of a door or window, either for symmetrical effect, or for the more convenient insertion of a door or window at a future time, should it be needed.
 Blank indorsement Law, an indorsement which omits the name of the person in whose favor it is made; it is usually made by simply writing the name of the indorser on the back of the bill.
 Blank line Print., a vacant space of the breadth of a line, on a printed page; a line of quadrats.
 Blank tire Mech., a tire without a flange.
 Blank tooling. See Blind tooling, under Blind.
 Blank verse. See under Verse.
 Blank wall, a wall in which there is no opening; a dead wall.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 blank verse
      n : unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)