A single metrical line in a poetic composition; one line of poetry. A division of a metrical composition, such as a stanza of a poem or hymn. A poem. Metrical or rhymed composition as distinct from prose; poetry. The art or work of a poet. A group of poems: read a book of satirical verse. Metrical writing that lacks depth or artistic merit. A particular type of metrical composition, such as blank verse or free verse. One of the numbered subdivisions of a chapter in the Bible. To versify or engage in versifying. To familiarize by study or experience: He versed himself in philosophy.