Definitions of purse

  1. To pucker or wrinkle; as, to purse the lips.
  2. To put into a purse: to contract as the mouth of a purse: to contract into folds.
  3. To put in a purse; to draw into wrinkles.
  4. To draw into wrinkles.
  5. To place in a purse.
  6. To put in a purse; to contract into folds or wrinkles. Long purse, wealth. Light purse, poverty.
  7. To contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse.
  8. a small bag for carrying money
  9. a sum of money offered as a prize; " the purse barely covered the winner's expenses"
  10. 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"
  11. A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to carry money in; by extension, any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet; a pocketbook; a portemonnaie.
  12. Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.
  13. A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.
  14. A specific sum of money
  15. In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters.
  16. In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans.
  17. To put into a purse.
  18. To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit.
  19. To steal purses; to rob.
  20. A small bag or pouch for money; a sum of money collected for a purpose; as, they made up a purse for the widow; treasury; as, the public purse.
  21. A small bag for money, orig. made of skin: a sum of money: a treasury.
  22. A small bag for money; treasury.
  23. A treasury.
  24. Money offered as a prize.
  25. A small bag for money, and carried in the pocket; a sum of money; in Turkey, a sum of 500 piasters; the treasury.
  26. A small money bag or case; a sum of money given as a prize or present; in Turkey, the sum of 500 piastres.
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