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

 verse /ˈvɝs/
 詩,韻文,詩句(vt.)用詩表達(vi.)作詩

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)

 Verse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Versed p. pr. & vb. n. Versing.] To tell in verse, or poetry.  [Obs.]
    Playing on pipes of corn and versing love.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Verse, v. i. To make verses; to versify.  [Obs.]
    It is not rhyming and versing that maketh a poet.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 verse
      n 1: literature in metrical form [syn: poetry, poesy]
      2: a piece of poetry [syn: rhyme]
      3: a line of metrical text [syn: verse line]
      v 1: compose verses or put into verse; "He versified the ancient
           saga" [syn: versify, poetize, poetise]
      2: familiarize through thorough study or experience; "She
         versed herself in Roman archeology"