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Definition of Purse

Purse

  1. 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.
  2. Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.
  3. A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.
  4. A specific sum of money
  5. In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters.
  6. In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans.
  7. To put into a purse.
  8. To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit.
  9. To steal purses; to rob.

Purse Quotations

I'm sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don't think there's any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock.
Howard Stern

Regardless of the gender of the highest wage earner, the balance of power in the relationship will suffer if the higher earner uses control of the purse strings as a system of reward and punishment. It will also suffer if the lower earner takes a chippy, haughty attitude to spending money they haven't actually generated themselves.
Marian Keyes

Sometimes if I have a big enough purse I'll bring my perfume or something. Right now I really like Beaute, it's by Johan B. and it's really nice, so I like that.
Julianne Hough

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
George Washington

We are Jesus Christ's; we belong to him. But even more, we are increasingly him. He moves in and commandeers our hands and feet, requisitions our minds and tongues. We sense his rearranging: debris into the divine, pig's ear into silk purse. He repurposes bad decisions and squalid choices. Little by little, a new image emerges.
Max Lucado
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Purse Translations

purse in Dutch is beurs, portemonnaie, geldbuidel
purse in French is sacoche
purse in German is Geldbeutel
purse in Italian is borsa
purse in Latin is pera, sacculus, follis
purse in Portuguese is bolsa
purse in Spanish is colecta, monedero, portamonedas, bolsillo
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