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purse

purse

 
 
pronunciation:
puhrs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pouch or bag made of leather, cloth, or a similar material, used for carrying money and other personal items; handbag.
She searched through her purse for the car keys.
 
synonyms:
bag, handbag, pocketbook
similar words:
case, pouch, tote
definition 2: a smaller container for coins or other small objects.
I keep my lunch money in a change purse.
synonyms:
pouch
similar words:
bag, billfold, pocket, wallet
definition 3: money given as a prize or present.
The horse race had a purse of one million dollars.
synonyms:
booty, jackpot, prize
similar words:
gift, haul, kitty, pot, present, reward, stakes
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pursed, purses, pursing
definition: to draw together tightly; pucker.
Mrs. Skillet purses her lips when she is angry.
synonyms:
knit, pucker
similar words:
crease, crinkle, furrow, pleat, ruffle, wrinkle
derivation: purselike (adj.)
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