from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the divisions of a poem, composed of two or more lines usually characterized by a common pattern of meter, rhyme, and number of lines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A unit of a poem, written or printed as a paragraph; equivalent to a verse.
- n. An apartment or division in a building.
- n. A structural element in XML
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A number of lines or verses forming a division of a song or poem, and agreeing in meter, rhyme, number of lines, etc., with other divisions; a part of a poem, ordinarily containing every variation of measure in that poem; a combination or arrangement of lines usually recurring, whether like or unlike, in measure.
- n. An apartment or division in a building; a room or chamber.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pl. stanze (-ze). In architecture, an apartment or division in a building; a room or chamber: as, the stanze of Raphael in the Vatican.
- n. In versification, a series of lines arranged in a fixed order of sequence as regards their length, metrical form, or rimes, and constituting a typical group, or one of a number of similar groups, composing a poem or part of a poem.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
Italian; see stance.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian stanza. (Wiktionary)