Associations to the word «Purse»

Pictures for the word «Purse»


PURSE, noun. A small bag for carrying money.
PURSE, noun. (US) A handbag (small bag usually used by women for carrying various small personal items)
PURSE, noun. A quantity of money given for a particular purpose.
PURSE, noun. (historical) A specific sum of money in certain countries: formerly 500 piastres in Turkey or 50 tomans in Persia.
PURSE, verb. (transitive) To press (one's lips) in and together so that they protrude.
PURSE, verb. To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles; to pucker; to knit.
PURSE, verb. To put into a purse.
PURSE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) (rare) To steal purses; to rob.
PURSE SEINE, noun. (fishing gear): a fishing seine having a purse cable which acts as a draw string for the bottom of the net allowing entire schools of fish to be enclosed and brought up. See [1]
PURSE SEINES, noun. Plural of purse seine

Dictionary definition

PURSE, noun. A container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb".
PURSE, noun. 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".
PURSE, noun. A small bag for carrying money.
PURSE, noun. A sum of money offered as a prize; "the purse barely covered the winner's expenses".
PURSE, verb. Contract one's lips into a rounded shape.
PURSE, verb. Gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse ones's lips".

Wise words

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