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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stan·za n.; pl. Stanzas
 1. A number of lines or verses forming a division of a song or poem, and agreeing in meter, rhyme, number of lines, etc., with other divisions; a part of a poem, ordinarily containing every variation of measure in that poem; a combination or arrangement of lines usually recurring, whether like or unlike, in measure.
    Horace confines himself strictly to one sort of verse, or stanza, in every ode.   --Dryden.
 2. Arch. An apartment or division in a building; a room or chamber.