What does the word prose mean?

Usage examples for prose

  1. It has to be accounted for by a prose explanation and key outside of itself. – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  2. You see, I talk prose. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. " I haven't found much prose about you, Margaret," he said. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards