Definition of verst in English:

verst

noun

  • A Russian measure of length, about 1.1 km (0.66 mile).

    • ‘Let these half-baked, unsupported remarks carry the conversation a few more versts.’
    • ‘A camel I fired at certainly ran twenty versts without stopping, as I saw by its traces.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

From Russian versta.

Pronunciation:

verst

/vəːst/