Definition of verst in English:

verst

Syllabification: verst
Pronunciation: /vərst
 
/

noun

A Russian measure of length, about 0.66 mile (1.1 km).
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  • I must tell you that I have crossed twenty-five thousand versts by sea and I have seen foreign cities and all types of naked and dark-skinned people.
  • A camel I fired at certainly ran twenty versts without stopping, as I saw by its traces.
  • Let these half-baked, unsupported remarks carry the conversation a few more versts.

Origin

from Russian versta.

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