(||Ver`o*nese") a. [It. Veronese.] Of or pertaining to Verona, in Italy. n. sing. & pl. A
native of Verona; collectively, the people of Verona.
(Ve*ron"i*ca) n. [LL.; so called from Veronica, a woman who, according to an old legend,
as Christ was carrying the cross, wiped his face with a cloth, which received an impression of his countenance;
Veronica is fr. MGr. fr. Macedonian for Gr. literally, carrying off victory, victorious.]
1. A portrait or representation of the face of our Savior on the alleged handkerchief of Saint Veronica,
preserved at Rome; hence, a representation of this portrait, or any similar representation of the face of
the Savior. Formerly called also Vernacle, and Vernicle.
2. (Bot.) A genus scrophulariaceous plants; the speedwell. See Speedwell.
Several herbaceous species are common in both Europe and America, most of which have small blue
flowers. A few shrubby species from New Zealand are sometimes found in cultivation.
(Ver"ray) a. Very; true. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ver"ray*ment) adv. [OF. veraiement. See Very.] Verily; truly. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ver"rel) n. See Ferrule. [Obs.]
(Ver*ric"u*late) a. [L. verriculum a net, seine.] (Zoöl.) Having thickset tufts of parallel hairs,
bristles, or branches.
(Ver*ru"ci*form) a. [L. verruca wart + -form.] Shaped like a wart or warts.
(Ver"ru*cose`) a. [L. verrucosus, fr. verruca a wart.] Covered with wartlike elevations; tuberculate; warty; verrucous; as,
a verrucose capsule.
(Ver"ru*cous) a. Verrucose.
(Ver*ru"cu*lose`) a. [L. verrucula, dim. of verruca a wart.] Minutely verrucose; as, a
verruculose leaf or stalk.
(Vers) n. sing. & pl. A verse or verses. See Verse. [Obs.] "Ten vers or twelve." Chaucer.
(Ver`sa*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being versable. [R.] Sterne
(Ver"sa*ble) a. [L. versabilis: cf. F. versable. See Versatile.] Capable of being turned. [R.]
(Ver"sa*ble*ness), n. Versability. [R.]
(Ver"sal) a. Universal. [Obs. or Colloq.] Shak.
(Ver"sant) a. [L. versans, p. pr. versare to turn abound frequently, to turn over in the mind, to
meditate. See Versatile.] Familiar; conversant. [R.]
Men not versant with courts of justice.Sydney Smith.
(Ver"sant), n. [F.] The slope of a side of a mountain chain; hence, the general slope of a country; aspect.
(Ver"sa*tile) a. [L. versatilis, fr. versare to turn around, v. freq. of vertere: cf. F. versatile.
1. Capable of being turned round. Harte.