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English noun: purse

1. purse (artifact) a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

SamplesShe reached into her bag and found a comb.

Synonymsbag, handbag, pocketbook

Broader (hypernym)container

Narrower (hyponym)clutch, clutch bag, etui, evening bag, reticule, shoulder bag

Part holonymclasp

2. purse (possession) a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse

SamplesHe made the contribution out of his own purse.
He and his wife shared a common purse.

Broader (hypernym)amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money

3. purse (artifact) a small bag for carrying money

Broader (hypernym)bag

Part holonympurse string

4. purse (possession) a sum of money offered as a prize

SamplesThe purse barely covered the winner's expenses.

Broader (hypernym)amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money

English verb: purse

1. purse (change) contract one's lips into a rounded shape

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)round, round off, round out

Narrower (hyponym)pooch, pooch out

2. purse (contact) gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker

SamplesPurse ones's lips.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)contract

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