A color formed by, or resembling that formed by, a combination of the primary colors red and blue.
Cloth dyed a purple color, or a garment of such color; especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or authority; specifically, the purple rode or mantle worn by Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity; as, to put on the imperial purple.
Hence: Imperial sovereignty; royal rank, dignity, or favor; loosely and colloquially, any exalted station; great wealth.
A cardinalate. See Cardinal.
Any species of large butterflies, usually marked with purple or blue, of the genus Basilarchia (formerly Limenitis) as, the banded purple (B. arthemis). See Illust. under Ursula.
Any shell of the genus Purpura.
A disease of wheat. Same as Earcockle.
Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe.
Imperial; regal; -- so called from the color having been an emblem of imperial authority.
To make purple; to dye of purple or deep red color; as, hands purpled with blood.
For my birthday this year, my girlfriends - who knew I'd just inherited my dad's turntable - gave me a carton of albums like 'Blue Kentucky Girl,' by Emmylou Harris, and 'Off the Wall,' by Michael Jackson. It's all stuff we grew up with. I mean, you can't have a music collection without Prince's 'Purple Rain' - it just can't be done! Connie Britton
I was a punk before it got its name. I had that hairstyle and purple lipstick. Vivienne Westwood
Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. Regina Brett
God tells us not to judge one another, no matter what anyone's sexual preferences are or if they're black, brown or purple. Dolly Parton
The pigeon here is a beautiful bird, of a delicate bronze colour, tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple. William John Wills