HyperDic: purse

English > 6 senses of the word purse:
NOUNartifactpurse, bag, handbag, pocketbooka container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
possessionpursea sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
artifactpursea small bag for carrying money
possessionpursea sum of money offered as a prize
VERBchangepursecontract one's lips into a rounded shape
contactpurse, wrinklegather or contract into wrinkles or folds
purse > pronunciation
Soundsper's
Rhymesadverse ... worse: 27 rhymes with ers...
English > purse: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women).
Synonymsbag, handbag, pocketbook
PartsclaspA fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
Narrowerclutch bag, clutchA woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
etuismall ornamental ladies' bag for small articles
evening bagA handbag used with evening wear
reticuleA woman's drawstring handbag
shoulder bagA large handbag that can be carried by a strap looped over the shoulder
BroadercontainerAny object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Spanishbolsa, bolso, cartera
Catalanbossa de mà, bossa, cartera
English > purse: 6 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningA sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse.
Examples
  • "he made the contribution out of his own purse"
  • "he and his wife shared a common purse"
Broadersum, sum of money, amount, amount of moneyA quantity of money
English > purse: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA small bag for carrying money.
Partspurse stringA drawstring used to close the mouth of a purse
BroaderbagA flexible container with a single opening
Spanishcartera, monedero
Catalancartera, moneder
English > purse: 6 senses > noun 4, possession
MeaningA sum of money offered as a prize.
Example"the purse barely covered the winner's expenses"
Broadersum, sum of money, amount, amount of moneyA quantity of money
Spanishbolsa, cantidad
English > purse: 6 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningcontract one's lips into a rounded shape.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Narrowerpooch, pooch outround one's lips as if intending to kiss
Broaderround, round out, round offmake round
Spanishfruncir los labios, fruncir
Catalanfer morros
English > purse: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningGather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"purse ones's lips"
Synonymwrinkle
Broadercontractmake smaller
Spanishfruncir
Catalanfrunzir

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