Definitions of bourse

  1. the stock exchange in Paris
  2. An exchange, or place where merchants, bankers, etc., meet for business at certain hours; esp., the Stock Exchange of Paris.
  3. An exchange where merchants meet for business.
  4. Finance. An exchange or money market, especially the Paris stock exchange.
  5. Anat. A sac- like structure.
  6. An exchange where merchants meet to transact business. See Purse.
  7. Place where merchants meet; the exchange in towns, particularly in Paris.

Usage examples for bourse

  1. " Vilquin is going to fail; and the Bourse thinks you are worth several millions. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  2. Unless something is done before the close, there will be a similar panic in every Exchange and Bourse in Europe to- morrow." – Friday, the Thirteenth by Thomas W. Lawson
  3. They have sent Jules off to Brussels; De Verby is in the country; and Rousseau carries on his business at the Bourse as if nothing else was worth living for. – Pamela Giraud by Honore de Balzac
  4. There was the gossip of the Bourse and the cabinet, the green- room and the stable. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  5. D. He approves, so do I." A footman carried the two despatches at the same time to the telegraph- office in the Place de la Bourse and during the time that, running over the wires along the railroad, they passed the express towards half- past six in the neighborhood of Saint- Rambert, the Derames, Raoul, and Maurice, in the best possible spirits and in most perfect harmony, dined at the same table, and Martha looked at Raoul, and Raoul looked at Martha, and Mme. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  6. At first sight it is commonplace, the features are ordinary, one seems to have seen it at the Bourse or the Stock Exchange. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  7. He left it to come to Paris and study law; placed himself with an attorney; attempted literature without success; gambled on the Bourse and lost there. – Monsieur de Camors, v3 by Octave Feuillet
  8. He smiled at me when he heard his daughter ask me the prices of all the different securities, and said: 'It's very unfortunate for Fanny that women are not allowed on the Bourse for I believe she would go there every day; she has a very pronounced taste for speculation; I dare not say for gambling, for I hope that it won't go so far as that. – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  9. We can remember hearing of a great London dinner at which the lions were the gifted Prince, the husband of the Queen, and the distorted shadow of George Stephenson, the bourgeois creator of a network of railway lines, a Bourse of railway shares; the winner, as it was then supposed, of a huge fortune. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  10. This event occurred every day at the same hour- a quarter to eleven, precisely, while the carriage which was to take the banker to the Bourse was awaiting the gentleman who had only a quarter of an hour to give to paternal sentiment. – The Lost Child 1894 by François Edouard Joachim Coppée
  11. Were you at the Bourse to- day, Monsieur de Raincy? – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  12. It was very different from the terrible excitement and noise of the Paris Bourse – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  13. He had known great ministers deep speculators on the Bourse valiant admirals, distinguished generals, learned judges, and even divines, had bought and sold with him, all eager in the pursuit of gain, and all employing, to the best of their ability, the high faculties of their intelligence to assist them in making crafty bargains. – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  14. I offered to keep her posted as to the general tendency of values on the Bourse and the financial situation. – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  15. But in the spring of the year 1888 the Berlin Bourse had been seized by a panic at the excessive amount of Russian securities held by German houses; large sales took place, and thenceforth it seemed impossible for Russia to raise money at Berlin or Frankfurt except on very hard terms. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  16. Monsieur Hannequin, he went on, speaking to the notary, draw up the necessary document in the form of a power of attorney, and let me have it within two hours, so that I may sell the stock on the Bourse to- day. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  17. There was a panic next day on the Bourse – The Firm of Nucingen by Honore de Balzac
  18. What the Bourse is in Paris, Wall Street in New York, and the Exchange in London- that is the " Corner" at Ballarat. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  19. There were 200, 000 inhabitants, a great many more than could be counted in London: 5, 000 merchants met every day in the Bourse for the transaction of business: 2, 500 vessels might be counted in the river: 500 loaded waggons entered every day from the country. – The History of London by Walter Besant
  20. It was my idea to go to France; there realize upon my jewels, and with the proceeds speculate upon the Bourse – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt