Definition of Purse. Meaning of Purse. Synonyms of Purse

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Definition of Purse

Purse
Purse Purse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pursed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pursing.] 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.
Purse
Purse 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 resources. 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 In British English, currency notes, credit cards, and other ID...
- The power of the purse is the ability of one group to mani****te and control the actions of another group by withholding funding, or putting sti****tions...
- A purse or pouch (from the Latin bursa, which in turn is from the Gr**** βύρσα, býrsa, oxhide), sometimes called coin purse for clarity, is a small money...
- known as seiners. Two main types of seine net are deplo**** from seiners: purse seines and Danish seines. A seine differs from a gillnet, in that a seine...
- The Privy Purse is the British Sovereign's private income, mostly from the Duchy of Lancaster. This amounted to £20.1 million in net income for the year...
- A purse hook (also known as a handbag hook or handbag hanger) is a type of hook meant to temporarily secure a purse or handbag to a table, sink or armrest...
- Purse is an English and Scottish surname. Notable people with the surname include: Darren Purse (born 1977), English footballer John Purse (born 1972)...
- Darren John Purse (born 14 February 1977) is an English former professional footballer who now works as a youth-team coach at Oxford United. A centre...
- media An egg case or egg capsule, often colloquially called a mermaid's purse, is the casing that surrounds the eggs of oviparous sharks, skates and chimaeras...
- commonly known as a purse in North American English, is a handled medium-to-large bag used to carry personal items. The term "purse" originally referred...