☞ 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.
Such prompt eloquenceMilton.
Flowed from their lips in prose or numerous verse.
Virtue was taught in verse.Prior.
Verse embalms virtue.Donne.
☞ Although this use of verse is common, it is objectionable, because not always distinguishable from the stricter use in the sense of a line.
☞ 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.
Playing on pipes of corn and versing love.Shak.
It is not rhyming and versing that maketh a poet.Sir P. Sidney.