verst

noun
\ ˈvərst How to pronounce verst (audio) \

Definition of verst

: a Russian unit of distance equal to 0.6629 mile (1.067 kilometers)

Examples of verst in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While that was the highest new case rate since last January, the hospitalization numbers remain significantly low compared to the over 15,000 people hospitalized when the virus hit its verst peak in April 2020. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 17 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of verst

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verst

French verste & German Werst; both from Russian versta; akin to Latin vertere to turn

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Cite this Entry

“Verst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verst. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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