purse

Part of speech: noun

a small bag for carrying money

Part of speech: verb

To draw into wrinkles.

Part of speech: verb

To place in a purse.

Part of speech: noun

A treasury.

Part of speech: noun

Money offered as a prize.

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Usage examples "purse":

  1. In addition to that amount the managers of the fair and several gentlemen who do not care to have their names made public, have made up a purse of one hundred and eighty dollars to be divided equally between them. - "The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair", James Otis.
  2. If she were Lady Bertram, would not the old gentleman receive Sir Lionel back to his bosom for her sake- to his bosom, and also to his purse? - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
  3. Now, Cecile, put yer hand under my pillow- there's a purse there. - "The Children's Pilgrimage", L. T. Meade.