Associations to the word «Pure»


PURE, adjective. Free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied.
PURE, adjective. ​Free of foreign material or pollutants.
PURE, adjective. Free of immoral behavior or qualities; clean.
PURE, adjective. (of a branch of science) Done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science.
PURE, adjective. (phonetics) Of a single, simple sound or tone; said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.
PURE, adjective. (of sound) Without harmonics or overtones; not harsh or discordant.
PURE, adverb. (Liverpool) to a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.
PURE AIR, noun. (obsolete) (chemistry) oxygen
PURE AND SIMPLE, adjective. (idiomatic) Plain and unadorned.
PURE AS THE DRIVEN SNOW, adjective. (simile) extremely pure; totally pure (typically "pure" in the sense of "virtuous").
PURE BLUE, noun. Methylene blue
PURE BRIGHTNESS FESTIVAL, proper noun. Alternative term for Tomb Sweeping Day
PURE COUNTRY, noun. Synonym for traditional country music.
PURE DATA, proper noun. (computing) A visual programming language for the creation of interactive computer music and multimedia works.
PURE EGO, noun. Alternative term for transcendental ego
PURE FINDER, noun. (obsolete) Someone who collected dog faeces for sale to tanneries (which used it as a siccative for bookbinding leather). Undertaken by old women in Britain in the 18th century. (Reference: Robert Hughes, The Fatal Shore, 1987, paperback 1996 ISBN 1-86046-150-6 chapter 1 page 21.)
PURE FINDER, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see pure,‎ finder.
PURE LAINE, adjective. (Canada) Of or pertaining to francophone Quebecers of "pure" French ancestry, descended from settlers in New France.
PURE LAINE, noun. (Canada) A pure laine Quebecer.
PURE LAINES, noun. Plural of pure laine
PURE MATHEMATICS, noun. Mathematics which is done for its own sake rather than being motivated by other sciences.
PURE NAME, noun. (computer science) A name that reveals no usable information about the entity it identifies.
PURE NAMES, noun. Plural of pure name
PURE O, noun. A form of obsessive-compulsive disorder mainly characterised by obsessive thoughts, with few observable compulsions.

Dictionary definition

PURE, adjective. Free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen".
PURE, adjective. Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth".
PURE, adjective. (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black.
PURE, adjective. Free from discordant qualities.
PURE, adjective. Concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science".
PURE, adjective. (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow".
PURE, adjective. In a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.