Origin of versed
Related formsun·versed, adjective
Definition for versed (2 of 2)
- that part of a song following the introduction and preceding the chorus.
- a part of a song designed to be sung by a solo voice.
verb (used without object), versed, vers·ing.
verb (used with object), versed, vers·ing.
Origin of verse
SYNONYMS FOR verse
Related formsun·der·verse, noun
Can be confusedverses versus
Examples from the Web for versed
Those who are not versed in the lexicon are often left confused, frustrated, and misunderstood.Families and Physicians Debate the True Meaning of Brain Death|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Richard Joseph|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She says she doubts that Davis is nearly as versed in Scientology because his work has been too demanding.
Harry was not versed in details of trade, but he knew enough to feel that this kind of talk was unpractical.All Sorts and Conditions of Men|Walter Besant
Mathematician, one versed in Mathematics; a science which treats of magnitude and number.
If closer accuracy is demanded, we can attain it, by taking the versed sine for 1°, and multiplying this by 6².
It is a spot full of traditions, and well suited to any poet's residence, most of all for one so versed in New England legends.John Greenleaf Whittier|W. Sloane Kennedy
Neither was versed in the art of wrestling, but both were about the same size.Frank Armstrong at College|Matthew M. Colton
British Dictionary definitions for versed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for versed (2 of 2)
- a series of metrical feet forming a rhythmic unit of one line
- (as modifier)verse line
Word Origin for verse
Culture definitions for versed
A kind of language made intentionally different from ordinary speech or prose. It usually employs devices such as meter and rhyme, though not always. Free verse, for example, has neither meter nor rhyme. Verse is usually considered a broader category than poetry, with the latter being reserved to mean verse that is serious and genuinely artistic.
Idioms and Phrases with versed
see chapter and verse.