Purse

Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
Dictionary | Wikipedia | Synonyms | Quotation | News

Purse Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"
  • a small bag for carrying money
  • a sum of money offered as a prize; "the purse barely covered the winner''s expenses"
  • a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse; "he made the contribution out of his own purse"; "he and his wife shared a common purse"
  • contract one''s lips into a rounded shape
  • gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse ones''s lips"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb" ,
  • a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse; "he made the contribution out of his own purse"; "he and his wife shared a common purse" ,
  • a small bag for carrying money ,
  • a sum of money offered as a prize; "the purse barely covered the winner's expenses"

Would you like to add your own explaination to this word 'Purse'?

Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Purse'


  • Purse: 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
  • Coin purse: A purse (from the Latin bursa, which in turn is from the Greek βύρσα, býrsa, oxhide), sometimes called coin purse for clarity, is a small money bag or
  • Silk purse: Silk purse may refer to: Silk Purse (Linda Ronstadt album) Operation Silk Purse
  • Purse distribution: In horse racing, the term purse distribution or The Purse may refer to the total amount of money paid out to the owners of horses racing at a particular
  • Purse State Park: 38°25′49″N 77°15′10″W / 38.43028°N 77.25278°W / 38.43028; -77.25278 Purse State Park is a state park in Charles County, Maryland, United States. It

Words and phrases related to 'Purse'



'Purse' example sentence in quotations


* If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin

* Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls Who steals my purse steals trash 'tis something, nothing 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed. - William Shakespeare

* Beware Of entrance to a quarrel but being in, Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy rich, not gaudy For the apparel oft proclaims the man. - William Shakespeare


Click here for more related quotations on 'Purse'

Purse Sample Sentences in News


  • Santa Anita raises purse for Grade 1 Big 'Cap
    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Santa Anita is increasing the purse for the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap to $1 million, and upping the San Antonio Stakes to $500,000 for its upcoming winter meet. Read more on this news related to 'Purse'
  • Santa Anita raises purse for Big 'Cap, other stakes races
    Santa Anita is increasing the purse for the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap to $1 million, and upping the San Antonio Stakes to $500,000 for its upcoming winter meet. Read more on this news related to 'Purse'
  • Police look for suspects who stole purse from woman with a disability
    Police are looking for the public's help identifying two men who used an odd ruse to steal a woman's purse. Read more on this news related to 'Purse'

Want to be famous? Add your definition to the meaning of 'Purse'


Search for more meaning of 'Purse' on the web