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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"

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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

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'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


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Purse Sample Sentences in News


  • Thieves Steal Purse, Credit Cards Belonging To Woman Helping Less Fortunate
    Police are looking for four suspects after a woman’s purse and credit cards were stolen at a Fayette County Walmart while she was trying to collect donations for a food drive. Read more on this news related to 'Purse'
  • Woman's purse snatched in Walmart parking lot
    SILVER CITY >> A man snatched a woman's purse out of her grocery cart right before her eyes at the Walmart parking lot Friday evening, according to a Silver City Police report. Read more on this news related to 'Purse'
  • Trinity St David University student stole purse as 'payback'
    A STUDENT who stole a woman's purse from a university bar in a botched act of "payback" has said he is ashamed of his actions. Marcus Oliver Colley, from Heol-y-Wawr in Carmarthen, pleaded guilty at Llanelli Magistrates Court to a single count of theft. Read more on this news related to 'Purse'

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