What does the word Pur mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To make a low murmuring sound, as a cat.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A prolonged murmur, as of a cat when pleased.

  • Part of speech: participial adjective, noun

  • Purring.

Usage examples for Pur

  1. Those who believe the story about his muttering to a friend, as he rose from his knees, " e pur si muove," do not realize the scene. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  2. I should also have preferred to say, " Nothing sharpens a man's wits like impecuniosity," for to many minds poverty, pur et simple, has been simply crushing. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  3. The title " Purethron" is from pur, fire, because of its burning ardent taste. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie