Stanza

Stan"za

(stn"z), n.;
pl. Stanzas (-zz).
[It. stanza a room, habitation, a stanza, i. e., a stop, fr. L. stans, p. pr. of stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. Estancia, Stance, Stanchion.] 1. 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.
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Horace confines himself strictly to one sort of verse, or stanza, in every ode.
Dryden.
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2. (Arch.) An apartment or division in a building; a room or chamber.
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