versifier


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ver·si·fy

 (vûr′sə-fī′)
v. ver·si·fied, ver·si·fy·ing, ver·si·fies
v.tr.
1. To change from prose into metrical form.
2. To treat or tell in verse: versify stories from the Bible.
v.intr.
To write verses.

[Middle English versifien, from Old French versifier, from Latin versificāre : versus, verse; see verse1 + -ficāre, -fy.]

ver′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
ver′si·fi′er n.
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Noun1.versifier - a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
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versifier

noun
One who writes poetry:
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Translations

versifier

[ˈvɜːsɪfaɪəʳ] Nversificador(a) m/f, versista mf
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versifier

n (pej)Verseschmied(in) m(f), → Dichterling m
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Since the Paris days Hayward had immersed himself in the modern French versifiers, and, such a plethora of poets is there in France, he had several new geniuses to tell Philip about.
And yet his work stands out from the ruck of the contemporary versifiers as a balas ruby among carrots.
This procedure ceased to be important everywhere long before the literary period, but it led to the frequent composition by humble versifiers of more deliberate poems which were still 'popular' because they circulated by word of mouth, only, from generation to generation, among the common people, and formed one of the best expressions of their feeling.
At this stage of the affair the poor girl respectfully intimated that she was secretly engaged to that popular character whom the novelists and versifiers call Another, and that such a marriage would make Dust of her heart and Dust of her life--in short, would set her up, on a very extensive scale, in her father's business.
Oliver Sherwood is hitting form and he can add to his tally with VERSIFIER (2.0) at Plumpton.
Other shayers who will be enthralling the audience are Waseem Barelvi, known for his exemplary work on Urdu poetry; Lata Haya, Urdu poetess, television actress and social activist who is very popular among the masses; Manzar Bhopali, an eminent Urdu poet, plunged into the presentation of poetry at the age of 17; Manish Shula, who is known to be a sensitive poet using Hindi and Awadhi words in the couplets; Nadeem Farrukh, an admired versifier and one of the best nazims of contemporary times who will be taking care of the proceedings of the mushaira; Mehshar Afridi, who is in the emerging league of big names in Urdu poetry and Chandni Pandey, who is a younger generation poetess and is very popular amongst the masses.
Dubbed Nights at the Round Table, the event is billed as An Evening With Chad Norman, which is a poetry event featuring the distinguished Canadian versifier.
Versifier Forese has an astounding capacity for taking the unremarkable commonplace issues of life and turning them into appealing poetic works.
Skillful versifier and good speaker, the Bedouin did not have a very intense religious life, perhaps due to the lack of a suitable place for prayer.
Children's author, short-story writer, playwright and versifier Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff
De versifier ce climat, cette atmosphere, cette geographie, ces secrets mystiques de ce terroir combien penche dans l'histoire.
Sacombe does not do the job of an anatomist, he is a clinician versifier of human actions, who displays his medical knowledge by means of a lyrical discourse.