HyperDic: purple

English > 8 senses of the word purple:
NOUNattributepurple, purplenessa purple color or pigment
statepurple, the purpleof imperial status
artifactpurple, the purple(Roman Catholic Church) official dress of a cardinal
ADJECTIVEallpurple, violet, purplishof a color intermediate between red and blue
allpurple, empurpled, over-embellishedexcessively elaborate or showily expressed
allpurple, imperial, majestic, regal, royalbelonging to or befitting a supreme ruler
VERBchangepurplebecome purple
changepurple, empurple, purpuratecolor purple
purple > pronunciation
Soundsper'pahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > purple: 8 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf a color intermediate between red and blue.
Synonymsviolet, purplish
BroaderchromaticBeing or having or characterized by hue
Spanishamoratado, morado, púrpura, purpúreo, violáceo, violado, violeta
Catalanmoradenc, moradís, morat, porpra, porprat, purpuri, violaci, violat, violeta
Nounspurple, purplenessa purple color or pigment
English > purple: 8 senses > adjective 2
Meaningexcessively elaborate or showily expressed.
Examples
  • "a writer of empurpled literature"
  • "many purple passages"
Synonymsempurpled, over-embellished
BroaderrhetoricalGiven to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
Spanishampuloso, florido, hinchado
Catalanampulós, florit, inflat
English > purple: 8 senses > adjective 3
Meaningbelonging to or befitting a supreme ruler.
Example "purple tyrant"
Synonymsimperial, majestic, regal, royal
BroadernobleOf or belonging to or constituting / constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times
Spanishimperial, majestuoso, púrpura, real, regio
Catalanimperial, majestuós, porpra, púrpura, real, regi, reial
Nounspurpleof imperial status
English > purple: 8 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA purple color or pigment.
Synonympurpleness
NarrowerlavenderA pale purple color
mauveA moderate purple
reddish purple, royal purpleA shade of purple tinged with red
violet, reddish blueA variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum
Broaderchromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colourA color that has hue
Spanishmorado, púrpura, violeta
Catalanmorat, porpra, púrpura, violeta
Adjectivespurpleof a color intermediate between red and blue
Verbspurple, purpuratecolor purple
purplebecome purple
English > purple: 8 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningOf imperial status.
Example"he was born to the purple"
Synonymthe purple
Broadernobility, noblesseThe state of being of noble birth
Spanishsangre azul
Adjectivespurplebelonging to or befitting a supreme ruler
English > purple: 8 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) official dress of a cardinal; so named after the Tyrial purple color of the robes.
Synonymthe purple
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Broaderecclesiastical attire, ecclesiastical robeattire that is appropriate to wear in a church
English > purple: 8 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome purple.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderdiscolor, discolour, colour, colorchange color, often in an undesired manner
Spanishpurpurar
Catalanemporprar
Nounspurplea purple color or pigment
English > purple: 8 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningcolor purple.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsempurple, purpurate
Broadercolor, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour inadd color to
Spanishpurpurar
Catalanemporprar
Nounspurplea purple color or pigment

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