from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition: The revival lacked the verve of the original musical.
- n. Vitality; liveliness. See Synonyms at vigor.
- n. Archaic Aptitude; talent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Excitement of imagination such as that which animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing
- n. artistic energy and enthusiasm
- n. vigour, vitality and liveliness
- n. rapture, enthusiasm
- n. spirit, energy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Excitement of imagination such as animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing; rapture; enthusiasm; spirit; energy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Enthusiasm, especially in what pertains to art and literature; spirit; energy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an energetic style
French, from Old French, fanciful expression, probably from Vulgar Latin *verva, from Latin verba, pl. of verbum, word.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French verve ("rapture, animation, spirit, caprice, whim") (Wiktionary)