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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

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
Benjamin Franklin

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

No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
Theodore Roosevelt

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
Victor Hugo

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
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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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