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Definition of Purple
PurplePurple Pur"ple, n.; pl. Purples. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF.
purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish,
purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the
purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the
sea), purple, ? to grow dark (said of the sea), to be
troubled; perh. akin to L. furere to rage, E. fury: cf. AS.
purpure. Cf. Porphyry, Purpure.]
1. A color formed by, or resembling that formed by, a
combination of the primary colors red and blue.
Arraying with reflected purple and gold The clouds
that on his western throne attend. -- Milton.
Note: The ancient words which are translated purple are
supposed to have been used for the color we call
crimson. In the gradations of color as defined in art,
purple is a mixture of red and blue. When red
predominates it is called violet, and when blue
2. Cloth dyed a purple color, or a garment of such color;
especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or
authority; specifically, the purple rode or mantle worn by
Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity; as, to
put on the imperial purple.
Thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of
fine twined linen, and purple, and scarlet. --Ex.
3. Hence: Imperial sovereignty; royal rank, dignity, or
favor; loosely and colloquially, any exalted station;
great wealth. ``He was born in the purple.' --Gibbon.
4. A cardinalate. See Cardinal.
5. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of large butterflies, usually
marked with purple or blue, of the genus Basilarchia
(formerly Limenitis) as, the banded purple (B.
arthemis). See Illust. under Ursula.
6. (Zo["o]l.) Any shell of the genus Purpura.
7. pl.(Med.) See Purpura.
8. pl. A disease of wheat. Same as Earcockle.
Note: Purple is sometimes used in composition, esp. with
participles forming words of obvious signification; as,
purple-colored, purple-hued, purple-stained,
purple-tinged, purple-tinted, and the like.
French purple. (Chem.) Same as Cudbear.
Purple of Cassius. See Cassius.
Purple of mollusca (Zo["o]l.), a coloring matter derived
from certain mollusks, which dyes wool, etc., of a purple
or crimson color, and is supposed to be the substance of
the famous Tyrian dye. It is obtained from Ianthina, and
from several species of Purpura, and Murex.
To be born in the purple, to be of princely birth; to be
highborn. PurplePurple Pur"ple, a.
1. Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much
esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or
red and blue color; as, a purple robe.
2. Imperial; regal; -- so called from the color having been
an emblem of imperial authority.
Hide in the dust thy purple pride. --Shelley.
3. Blood-red; bloody.
May such purple tears be alway shed. --Shak.
I view a field of blood, And Tiber rolling with a
purple blood. --Dryden.
Purple bird (Zo["o]l.), the European purple gallinule. See
Purple copper ore. (Min.) See Bornite.
Purple grackle (Zo["o]l.), the crow blackbird. See under
Purple martin. See under Martin.
Purple sandpiper. See under Sandpiper.
Purple shell. See Ianthina. PurplePurple Pur"ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purpled; p. pr. & vb. n.
To make purple; to dye of purple or deep red color; as, hands
purpled with blood.
When morn Purples the east. --Milton.
Reclining soft in blissful bowers, Purpled sweet with
springing flowers. -- Fenton.
Meaning of Purple from wikipedia
is a color intermediate between
blue and red. It is similar
to violet, but unlike
is a spectral color
with its own wavelength
Characters" or "Type B Cipher
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- Tyrian purple
(Ancient Gr****: πορφύρα, porphúra; Latin: purpura), also known
red, Phoenician purple
, royal purple
, imperial purple
- The Color Purple
is a 1982 epistolary novel
by American author Alice Walker which
won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize
and the National
.com, commonly referred
to as "Purple
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