Definition of Purse. Meaning of Purse. Synonyms of Purse
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Definition of Purse
PursePurse Purse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pursed; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To put into a purse.
I will go and purse the ducats straight. --Shak.
2. To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the
mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit.
Thou . . . didst contract and purse thy brow.
--Shak. PursePurse Purse, n. [OE. purs, pors, OF. burse, borse, bourse, F.
bourse, LL. bursa, fr. Gr. ? hide, skin, leather. Cf.
Bourse, Bursch, Bursar, Buskin.]
1. A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw
together closely, used to carry money in; by extension,
any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet;
a pocketbook; a portemonnaie. --Chaucer.
Who steals my purse steals trash. --Shak.
2. Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.
3. A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a
present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.
4. A specific sum of money; as:
(a) In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters.
(b) In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans.
Light purse, or Empty purse, poverty or want of
Long purse, or Heavy purse, wealth; riches.
Purse crab (Zo["o]l.), any land crab of the genus Birgus,
allied to the hermit crabs. They sometimes weigh twenty
pounds or more, and are very strong, being able to crack
cocoanuts with the large claw. They chiefly inhabit the
tropical islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, living
in holes and feeding upon fruit. Called also palm crab.
Purse net, a fishing net, the mouth of which may be closed
or drawn together like a purse. --Mortimer.
Purse pride, pride of money; insolence proceeding from the
possession of wealth. --Bp. Hall.
Purse rat. (Zo["o]l.) See Pocket gopher, under Pocket.
Sword and purse, the military power and financial resources
of a nation.
Meaning of Purse from wikipedia
- A purse
is a small
bag that may refer
to: Coin purse
, small pouch
made for carrying coins
cards, and other
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. They take the form of a waterproof cover
that is worn on a purse
it from rain. The purse
- In horse
racing, the term purse distribution
or The Purse
to the total amount
paid out to the owners
of horses racing
at a particular...
- The Sutton
-lid is one of the major objects excavated
from the Anglo-Saxon royal
burial-ground at Sutton
Hoo in Suffolk, England. The site contains...
- Silk purse
to: Silk Purse
- The Privy Purse
is the British
from the Duchy
of Lancaster. This amounted
to £13.3 million
in net income
for the year...
- as seiners. There
are two main types
net deplo**** from seiners: purse seines
seines. "Seine, or Sean [comes from:] (O. Fr. seigne...
- In India, the Privy Purse
was a payment
made to the ruling
(royal or lower) families
of erstwhile princely states
as part of their agreements
- Samaritan's Purse
is an evangelical Christian humanitarian
aid to people
need as a key part of Christian
- The Keeper
of the Privy Purse
to the King/Queen (or Financial Secretary
to the King) is responsible
for the financial management
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