Stanza

  • 1 Stanza — Stan za (st[a^]n z[.a]), n.; pl. {Stanzas} ( z[.a]z). [It. stanza a room, habitation, a stanza, i. e., a stop, fr. L. stans, p. pr. of stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Estancia}, {Stance}, {Stanchion}.] 1. A number of lines or verses forming …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Stanza — • An Italian word signifying room, chamber, apartment. In English the term is chiefly used for Raphael s celebrated Stanze in the Vatican Palace, four in number, the walls of which were frescoed by Raphael and his pupils Catholic Encyclopedia.… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 stanza — / stantsa/ (ant. stanzia / stantsja/) s.f. [lat. tardo stantia luogo di dimora ]. 1. (archit.) [ognuno degli spazi interni, limitati e divisi l uno dall altro da pareti, che compongono gli edifici, soprattutto quelli d abitazione e d ufficio: s.… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 4 stanza — group of rhymed verse lines, 1580s, from It. stanza verse of a poem, originally standing, stopping place, from V.L. *stantia a stanza of verse, so called from the stop at the end of it, from L. stans (gen. stantis), prp. of stare to stand (see… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 stanza — ► NOUN ▪ a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse. ORIGIN Italian, standing place, stanza …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 stanza — *verse …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 stanza — [stan′zə] n. [It, lit., stopping place, room < VL * stantia: see STANCE] a group of lines of verse forming one of the divisions of a poem or song: it is usually made up of four or more lines and often has a regular pattern in the number of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Stanza — Эта статья или раздел нуждается в переработке. Пожалуйста, улучшите статью в соответствии с правилами написания статей. Stanza …

    Википедия

  • 9 stanza — 1stàn·za s.f. FO 1a. ciascuno degli ambienti interni di un edificio, spec. per uso di abitazione o di ufficio: una stanza buia, luminosa, ampia; la stanza da letto, da pranzo; affittasi alloggio di cinque stanze, bagno e cucina Sinonimi: 1camera …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 10 Stanza — In poetry, a stanza is a unit within a larger poem. In modern poetry, the term is often equivalent with strophe; in popular vocal music, a stanza is typically referred to as a verse (as distinct from the refrain, or chorus ). A stanza consists of …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 stanza — stanzaed, adj. stanzaic /stan zay ik/, stanzaical, adj. stanzaically, adv. /stan zeuh/, n. Pros. an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a… …

    Universalium

  • 12 Stanza — En poesía, stanza o estanza, se define como una unidad dentro de un poema largo. En la poesía moderna, el término suele referirse a una estrofa; en la música popular vocal, una stanza suele referirse a un verso. Una stanza consiste de grupos de… …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 13 stanza — {{hw}}{{stanza}}{{/hw}}s. f. 1 (raro, lett.) Lo stare in un luogo | Luogo di dimora: prendere stanza in un luogo | (mil.) Essere di –s, avere sede abituale. 2 (gener.) Ambiente interno di un edificio, spec. di un appartamento: stanza da pranzo;… …

    Enciclopedia di italiano

  • 14 stanza — [16] Etymologically, a stanza is a place where one ‘stands’ or stops. The word was borrowed from Italian stanza, a descendant of Vulgar Latin *stantia ‘standing, stopping place’, which in turn was derived from the present participle of Latin… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 stanza — [16] Etymologically, a stanza is a place where one ‘stands’ or stops. The word was borrowed from Italian stanza, a descendant of Vulgar Latin *stantia ‘standing, stopping place’, which in turn was derived from the present participle of Latin… …

    Word origins

  • 16 Stanza — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Stanza peut faire référence à : Stance, une forme littéraire Lexcycle Stanza, un logiciel de lecture de livres électroniques Catégorie : Homonymie …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 17 stanza — noun a) A unit of a poem, written or printed as a paragraph; equivalent to a verse. Whenever an XMPP client generates an XML stanza, it typically constructs the XML of the stanza by building up a structured document... b) A structural element in… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 stanza — UK [ˈstænzə] / US noun [countable] Word forms stanza : singular stanza plural stanzas literature a section of a poem consisting of a group of lines that form a unit in a pattern that is repeated through the whole poem …

    English dictionary

  • 19 stanza — [“staenza] n. an inning in baseball or some other division of a ball game. □ He’s doing better than he was in the last stanza. □ Jerry Clay is pitching again in this stanza …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 20 stanza — n. 1 the basic metrical unit in a poem or verse consisting of a recurring group of lines (often four lines and usu. not more than twelve) which may or may not rhyme. 2 a group of four lines in some Greek and Latin metres. Derivatives: stanza d… …

    Useful english dictionary


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