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English translation of 'verso'

verso 1


invariable masculine noun

    1. (di pagina) verso
    2. (di moneta) reverse

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verso 2


masculine noun

  1. (di animale, uccello) call, cry
    qual è il verso del gatto? what noise o sound does a cat make?
    che verso fa il maiale? what noise does a pig make?
    verso di richiamo call
    ha fatto un verso di dolore she cried out in pain o gave a cry of pain
    smettila di fare tutti quei versi stop making those noises
    fare il verso a qn (imitare) to take sb off, mimic sb
    faceva il verso al professore he mimicked the teacher
  2. (riga, di poesia) line, verse versi plural masculine noun (poesia) verse sing
    in versi in verse
    1. (direzione) (also mathematics) direction
    2. (di legno, stoffa) grain
    prendere qn/qc per il verso giusto to approach sb/sth the right way
    non c'è verso di convincerlo it is impossible to persuade him, there's no way of persuading him, he can't be persuaded
    non c'è verso di fargli cambiare idea there's no way of making him change his mind
    per un verso o per l'altro one way or another
    per un verso sono d'accordo, per l'altro... on the one hand I agree (with you), but on the other ...
    chi per un verso, chi per un altro tutti decisero di partire for one reason or another they all decided to leave

verso 3



  1. (in direzione di) toward(s), to
    andando verso la stazione going towards the station
    stavo camminando verso la stazione quando l'ho visto I was walking towards the station when I saw him
    è tardi, faremmo bene ad avviarci verso casa it's late, we'd better head for home
    veniva verso di me he was coming towards me
    verso l'alto upwards
    verso il basso downwards
    tirare l'anello verso il basso pull the ring downwards
    guardare verso il cielo to look heavenwards o skywards
    navigare verso sud to sail south(wards)
  2. (nei pressi di) near, around (about)
    abito verso il centro I live near the centre (Brit) o center (US)
  3. (in senso temporale) about, around
    arrivi verso che ora? around o about what time will you arrive?
    arriverò verso le sette I'll be there at around seven
    verso sera towards evening
    verso la fine dell'anno towards the end of the year
    ci rivediamo verso la fine di novembre I'll see you around the end of November
  4. (nei confronti di) for, towards
    dimostrare rispetto verso gli anziani to show respect for o towards the elderly


abbreviation for

  1. (= vedi) v. (= vide: see)
  2. (= verso) v. (= verse)

versare 1


transitive verb

    1. (liquido, polvere) to pour
    2. (servire, caffè) to pour (out)
    versare da bere a qn to pour sb a drink
    mi versi un po' d'acqua? can you pour me some water?
    versare la minestra to serve (up) the soup
    versare a filo (olio) to drizzle
  1. (spargere)
    1. (liquidi, polvere) to spill
    2. (lacrime, sangue) to shed
    mi sono versato il caffè addosso I've spilt coffee over myself
    ho versato un po' di vino sulla tovaglia I spilt some wine on the tablecloth
    versare acqua sul fuoco (figurative) to pour oil on troubled waters
  2. il Po versa le proprie acque nell'Adriatico the Po flows into the Adriatic
  3. (economics)
    1. (pagare) to pay
    2. (depositare) to deposit, pay in
    ho versato la somma sul mio conto I paid the sum into my account, I deposited the sum in my account
    vorrei versare duecentocinquanta euro sul mio conto corrente I'd like to pay two hundred and fifty euros into my current account
    versare una cauzione to pay a deposit

versare 2


intransitive verb

  1. versare in fin di vita to be dying
    versare in gravi difficoltà to find o.s. with serious problems

'verso' in Other Languages

British English: cry /kraɪ/ NOUN
A cry is a loud sound that you make with your voice.
I heard the cry of a bird.
  • American English: cry
  • Arabic: بُكَاء
  • Brazilian Portuguese: grito
  • Chinese: 哭泣
  • Croatian: krik
  • Czech: výkřik
  • Danish: skrig additional def
  • Dutch: kreet
  • European Spanish: grito
  • Finnish: itku
  • French: cri
  • German: Weinen
  • Greek: κραυγή
  • Italian: verso
  • Japanese: 泣き叫ぶ声
  • Korean: 울음 소리
  • Norwegian: gråt
  • Polish: płacz
  • European Portuguese: choro
  • Romanian: strigăt
  • Russian: плач
  • Spanish: chillido
  • Swedish: skrik
  • Thai: เสียงร้อง
  • Turkish: çığlık
  • Ukrainian: крик
  • Vietnamese: tiếng kêu lớn
British English: towards /təˈwɔːdz/ PREPOSITION
Towards means in the direction of something.
He moved towards the door.
  • American English: toward
  • Arabic: نَحْوَ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: em direção a
  • Chinese: 朝向
  • Croatian: prema
  • Czech: k
  • Danish: hen imod
  • Dutch: in de richting van
  • European Spanish: hacia
  • Finnish: kohti
  • French: vers
  • German: auf ... zu
  • Greek: προς
  • Italian: verso
  • Japanese: ・・・の方へ
  • Korean: ...을 향하여
  • Norwegian: i retning av
  • Polish: w kierunku
  • European Portuguese: em direção a
  • Romanian: către
  • Russian: по направлению к
  • Spanish: hacia
  • Swedish: mot
  • Thai: ไปทาง
  • Turkish: doğru yön
  • Ukrainian: у напрямку
  • Vietnamese: về phía
British English: verse NOUN
Verse is writing arranged in lines which have rhythm and which often rhyme at the end.
I have been moved to write a few lines of verse.
  • American English: verse
  • Brazilian Portuguese: verso
  • Chinese:
  • European Spanish: verso
  • French: vers
  • German: Poesie
  • Italian: verso
  • Japanese: 韻文
  • Korean: 운문
  • European Portuguese: verso
  • Spanish: verso


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