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purl1 to knit using a reverse stitch. [5 definitions]
purl2 to turn or flow with a gentle bubbling or rippling sound. [2 definitions]
purlieu a place to which someone habitually goes; haunt. [3 definitions]
purlin any of several horizontal structural members running the length of, and supporting the rafters in, a roof.
purloin to take (something) without the owner's consent; steal. [2 definitions]
purple the color that results when blue and red paint are mixed. [5 definitions]
Purple Heart a medal awarded by the U.S. armed services for injuries or death sustained in combat against an enemy.
purple martin the largest North American swallow, the male of which is entirely blue-black while the female has a white breast.
purport to assert or allege, esp. falsely. [4 definitions]
purpose a reason or plan guiding an action; motive or intention. [6 definitions]
purposeful done with a definite purpose; deliberate. [3 definitions]
purposeless without purpose; aimless.
purposely on purpose; deliberately.
purposive serving a purpose; useful. [2 definitions]
purr to produce a soft, low, vibrating sound, as a contented cat. [4 definitions]
purse 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. [5 definitions]
purser the ship's officer in charge of accounts, financial arrangements, passengers' valuables, and the like.
purse strings the control or management of finances, as of a family or organization.
purslane a low, trailing herb that bears small yellow flowers and whose leaves are sometimes used in salads.
pursuance the execution of a plan, procedure, or the like.
pursuant following on or proceeding from (usu. fol. by "to"). [2 definitions]