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purse

purse

 
 
pronunciation:
puhrs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pouch or bag made of leather, cloth, plastic, or the like, for carrying money and other personal possessions, usu. carried by a hand or shoulder strap; handbag.
 
synonyms:
bag, handbag, pocketbook
similar words:
case, pouch, satchel, sporran, tote
definition 2: a similar but usu. smaller container for coins or other small objects.
synonyms:
pouch
similar words:
bag, billfold, pocket, wallet
definition 3: monetary resources.
the government's purse
synonyms:
means, pocketbook, resources
similar words:
assets, capital, finances, money, substance, wealth, wherewithal
definition 4: money given as a prize or present.
a million-dollar purse for the horse race
synonyms:
booty, jackpot, prize
similar words:
gift, haul, kitty, pot, present, reward, stakes
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pursed, purses, pursing
definition: to cause to form wrinkles by contracting the lips or brow; pucker.
synonyms:
gather, knit, pucker
similar words:
crease, crinkle, furrow, pleat, ruffle, rumple, shirr, wrinkle
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derivation: purselike (adj.)
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