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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. Purse, in British English, currency notes, credit ...
  • Darren Purse: Darren John Purse (born 14 February 1977) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Southern League Premier ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coin purse: A purse (from the Latin la | bursa, which in turn is from the Greek el | βύρσα, býrsa, oxhide), sometimes called coin purse for clarity, ...
  • Purse bid: A purse bid is an initial step in arranging a professional boxing match, involving the fight's/card's promoter (s). of the purse (the ...

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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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