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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.
verticil a circular arrangement around a point on an axis, as of leaves around a plant's stem.
vertiginous tending to cause vertigo. [4 definitions]