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veronica2 a bullfighting maneuver in which the matador stands still and slowly swings an open cape in front of the charging bull.
versatile having numerous skills or abilities, usu. being able to turn easily from one type of thing engaged in to another. [2 definitions]
versatility the ability or skill to do a variety of things, usually accompanied by the ability to turn easily from one thing to another. [2 definitions]
verse1 poetry, or a poem, esp. in metrical form. [4 definitions]
verse2 to make knowledgeable or skilled; train; school (usu. fol. by in).
versed skilled; knowledgeable (usu. fol. by in).
versicle a short verse. [2 definitions]
versification the act or art of making verse. [4 definitions]
versify to write about (a subject) in verse form. [3 definitions]
version a description or report in a particular style or from one point of view. [3 definitions]
vers libre see free verse.
verso the reverse side of a manuscript leaf or page, or the left-hand page of an open book. (Cf. recto.)
verst a Russian unit of length equivalent to 3,500 feet or about two-thirds of a mile (1.067 kilometers).
versus in opposition to; against. [2 definitions]
vertebra one of the small bones or segments of cartilage that form the spinal column.
vertebral of, like, or pertaining to a vertebra or vertebrae. [2 definitions]
vertebrate having a backbone. [3 definitions]
vertex the highest point of anything; apex. [2 definitions]
vertical perpendicular to level ground; extending at right angles to the horizon; upright. [4 definitions]
vertical circle an imaginary circle on the celestial sphere that passes through the zenith and nadir and is thus perpendicular to the horizon.
vertical union see industrial union.