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

 prose /ˈproz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prose n.
 1. The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition.
    I speak in prose, and let him rymes make.   --Chaucer.
    Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.   --Milton.
    I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry, that is; prose -- words in their best order; poetry -- the best order.   --Coleridge.
 2. Hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
 3. R. C. Ch. A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass. See Sequence.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prose, a.
 1. Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as, prose composition.
 2. Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics; plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prosed p. pr. & vb. n. Prosing.]
 1. To write in prose.
 2. To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prose, v. i.
 1. To write prose.
    Prosing or versing, but chiefly this latter.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
      2: matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression