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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.
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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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