What is purse?

  • (verb): Contract one's lips into a rounded shape.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Purse Hook
... 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 - See Also
... All pages beginning with "Purse" All pages with titles containing "Purse" Purser (disambiguation) Parse, in computing and linguistics Peirce (disambiguation) Perse (disambiguation ...
Ciappo Ubriachi - Relevant Lines From The Inferno With Explanations (Mendelbaum Translation)
... That from the neck of each a purse was hung (55) I saw a yellow purse with azure on it I saw another purse that was blood-red, The one who’ll bring the purse with three goats ...
Coin Purse - History
... The oldest known purse was found with Ötzi the Iceman who lived around 3,300 BC ... The purse cover from the Sutton Hoo burial is a very elaborate, probably royal, metalwork cover for a (presumably) leather Anglo-Saxon purse of about 600AD ... In the 15th century, both men and women wore purses ...
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 pouch ... In most Commonwealth countries it is known simply as a purse, while "purse" in the United States usually refers to a handbag ... "Purse" can also be a synonym to bursary (which has the same origin), i.e ...

More definitions of "purse":

  • (noun): A small bag for carrying money.
  • (verb): Gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker.
    Example: "Purse ones's lips"
    Synonyms: wrinkle
  • (noun): A bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women).
    Synonyms: bag, handbag, pocketbook
  • (noun): A sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse.
    Example: "He made the contribution out of his own purse"; "he and his wife shared a common purse"
  • (noun): A sum of money offered as a prize.
    Example: "The purse barely covered the winner's expenses"

Famous quotes containing the word purse:

    Beware the/easy griefs, that fool and fuel nothing./It is too easy to cry “AFRIKA!”/and shock thy street,/and purse thy mouth,/and go home to thy “Gunsmoke,” to/thy “Gilligan’s Island” and the NFL.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
    But not expressed in fancy, rich, not gaudy,
    For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Mystery is in the morning, and mystery in the night, and the beauty of mystery is everywhere; but still the plain truth remains, that mouth and purse must be filled.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)