Complete Definition of "purse"

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Pronunciation
audio|en-us-purse.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)s|-ÉË(r)s

Etymology
From OE. pursa, from ML. bursa (cognate with :w:Old French|Old French borse > :w:French|French: bourse).

Noun
en-noun

  1. A small bag for carrying money.
  2. US A small bag used by women for carrying various small personal items.
  3. A quantity of money given for a particular purpose.

Synonyms
(small bag used by women for carrying various small personal items): handbag (especially British)
(quantity of money): bursary, grant

Related terms
pocketbook
wallet

Translations

trans-top|small bag for carrying money
Arabic: Arab|جزدا٠IPAchar|(jezdÄn) m
Chinese: é±å (qiánbÄo)
Dutch: handtas f
Finnish: rahapussi, kukkaro
French: bourse f, portemonnaie f
German: Geldbörse f, Geldbeutel m
Hungarian: erszény
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Italian: portafoglio m, borsa f
Japanese: è²¡å¸ (ãããµ, saifu)
Korean: ì§ê° (jigap)
Portuguese: bolsa f
Russian: ÑÑмка (súmka) f
Spanish: bolsa f, monedero m
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trans-top|small bag used by women for carrying personal items
Finnish: käsilaukku
French: sac à main m
German: Handtasche f
Italian: borsetta f
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Slovene: torbica f
Spanish: bolso m italbrac|Spain, bolsa f italbrac|Mexico, cartera f italbrac|Latin America
Swedish: handväska c
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trans-top|quantity of money
Finnish: määräraha, budjetti
French: bourse f
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Spanish: bolsa f
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Verb
transitive
en-verb|purs|ing

  1. To press (one's lips) in and together so that they protrude.

Synonyms
pucker

Translations

trans-top|press (the lips) together
Finnish: suipistaa, mutristaa
German: kräuseln
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Slovene: našobiti
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