What does the word purse mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • a small bag for carrying money

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To draw into wrinkles.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To place in a purse.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A treasury.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Money offered as a prize.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Anthony Trollope
  3. Now, Cecile, put yer hand under my pillow- there's a purse there. – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
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