A verst (Russian versta, верста) is an obsolete Russian unit of length. It is defined as being 500 sazhen long, which makes a verst equal to 3500 feet (1.0668 kilometres).

In the English language, verst is singular with the normal plural versts. In the Russian language, the plural for "versta" in genitive case usually used following numbers is "verst": 10 verst, 25 verst, etc., which explains the origin of the English form of the word. Fact|date=February 2007

A mezhevaya verst (border verst) is twice as long as a verst.

See also

* Obsolete Russian weights and measures

External links

* [ Conversion table]
* [ Traditional Russian measures]

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  • Verst — Verst, n. [Russ. versta: cf. F. verste.] A Russian measure of length containing 3,500 English feet. [Written also {werst}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • verst — (n.) Russian unit of distance measure equal to about two thirds of a mile, 1550s, from Rus. versta, related to O.C.S. vrusta stadium, vruteti (Rus. vertet) to turn (see VERSUS (Cf. versus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • verst — sb., en, er, erne (et russisk længdemål) …   Dansk ordbog

  • verst — [vʉrst] n. [Russ vyersta < Old Russ virsta, the unit of measure, age < OSlav vrista, age] a former Russian unit of linear measure, equal to .663 mile (1.067 kilometers) …   English World dictionary

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  • verst — or verste [[t]vɜrst, vɛrst[/t]] n. wam a Russian measure of distance equivalent to 3500 feet or 0.6629 mile (1.067 km) • Etymology: 1545–55; « Russ verstá; ORuss vĭrsta age, agemate, pair, measure of length < Slavic *vĭrsta lit., turn, bend,… …   From formal English to slang

  • verst —    , versta, vehrsta    a traditional Russian unit of distance, formerly used throughout eastern Europe. The verst equals 1500 arshin, which is 3500 feet, 0.662 88 mile, or 1066.8 meters.Although vehrsta is the best transliteration of the Russian …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • verst — /verrst, verst/, n. a Russian measure of distance equivalent to 3500 feet or 0.6629 mile or 1.067 kilometers. Also, verste, werste. [1545 55; < F verste or G Werst < Russ verstá; ORuss virsta age, agemate, pair, measure of length, c. Czech vrstva …   Universalium

  • verst — /vɜst/ (say verst) noun a Russian measure of distance equivalent to approx. one kilometre. {Russian versta} …   Australian English dictionary

  • verst — s ( en, verst) MÅTT ca 1 km, gammalt ryskt längdmått …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

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