What is pure?

  • (adj): Not mixed.
    Example: "Pure oxygen"
    Synonyms: unmixed, undiluted
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pure:

... The Ōjōyōshū (往生要集?, The Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land) was an influential medieval Buddhist text composed in 985 by the Japanese Buddhist monk Genshin鑑真 ... length and in kanbun prose, the text expounds on Pure Land Buddhist thought, with emphasis on methods to attain rebirth in the Pure Land of Amida Buddha, drawing upon earlier Buddhist texts such as the Contemplation ... Genshin emphasized visual meditation practices, where later Pure Land sects favored verbal acts such as the nembutsu ...
Pure Country (album)
... scores Source Rating Allmusic Entertainment Weekly (C-) The album Pure Country is the soundtrack to the movie Pure Country, and all songs are sung by George Strait ...
Pure Dead Series
... Pure Dead Magic was Gliori's first novel ... It consists of two trilogies Pure Dead and Deep ...
Pure (No Angels Album)
... Pure is the third studio album by German pop group No Angels, released by Polydor's subsidiary Cheyenne Records on August 25, 2003 (see 2003 in music) in German-speaking Europe ... Media reception for Pure was generally mixed, although it earned the group their strongest reviews yet ... Pure spawned three singles, including the band's fourth number-one hit "No Angel (It's All in Your Mind)", summer-lite "Someday" and Twin-produced "Feelgood Lies." It was ...

More definitions of "pure":

  • (adj): Concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied.
    Example: "Pure science"
  • (adj): In a state of sexual virginity.
    Example: "Pure and vestal modesty"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
    Synonyms: vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous
  • (adj): Used of persons or behaviors; having no faults; sinless.
    Example: "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow"
  • (adj): Free of extraneous elements of any kind.
    Example: "Pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"
  • (adj): Free from discordant qualities.
  • (adj): (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black.
    Synonyms: saturated

Famous quotes containing the word pure:

    ... pure and intelligent women can be deceived and misled by the baser sort, their very innocence and experience making them credulous and the helpless tools of the guilty and bold.
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878)

    Having thus chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.
    Henry James (1843–1916)