Metrify
Metrify \Met"ri*fy\, v. i. [L. metrum meter + -fy: cf. F. m['e]trifier.] To make verse. [R.] --Skelton. [1913 Webster]

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  • metrify — [me′tri fī΄] vt. metrified, metrifying METRICATE …   English World dictionary

  • metrify — metrifier, n. /me treuh fuy /, v.t., metrified, metrifying. to put into meter; compose in verse. [1515 25; < F métrifier < ML metrificare, equiv. to metri (comb. form of metrum METER2) + ficare FY] * * * …   Universalium

  • metrify — met·ri·fy …   English syllables

  • metrify — I. /ˈmɛtrəfaɪ/ (say metruhfuy) verb (t) (metrified, metrifying) to put into metre; compose in verse. {French métrifier, from Medieval Latin metrificāre put in metre, from metri (combining form of metrum metre) + ficāre fy} –metrifier, noun II.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • metrify — verb 1. compose in poetic meter The bard metrified his poems very precisely • Derivationally related forms: ↑metrification • Topics: ↑poetry, ↑poesy, ↑verse • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • change over — verb 1. make a shift in or exchange of (Freq. 1) First Joe led; then we switched • Syn: ↑switch, ↑shift • Derivationally related forms: ↑shift (for: ↑shift), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • metricise — verb 1. express in the metric system • Syn: ↑metricize • Hypernyms: ↑translate, ↑transform • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. convert from a non metric to the metric system …   Useful english dictionary

  • metricize — verb 1. express in the metric system • Syn: ↑metricise • Hypernyms: ↑translate, ↑transform • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. convert from a non metric to the metric system …   Useful english dictionary

  • metrification — noun 1. writing a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition) • Derivationally related forms: ↑metrify • Hypernyms: ↑writing, ↑authorship, ↑composition, ↑penning 2. the act of changing from imperial units of measurement to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • poetise — verb compose verses or put into verse He versified the ancient saga • Syn: ↑verse, ↑versify, ↑poetize • Derivationally related forms: ↑poetiser, ↑poet, ↑poetizer …   Useful english dictionary

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