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Adjective: purple (purpler,purplest)  pur-pul
  1. Of a colour intermediate between red and blue
    "A freshly cut meat surface isn't bright red; it's naturally purple";
    - violet, purplish
     
  2. Excessively elaborate or showily expressed
    "many purple passages";
    - empurpled, over-embellished
     
  3. Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler
    "purple tyrant";
    - imperial, majestic, regal, royal
Noun: purple  pur-pul
  1. A purple colour or pigment
    - purpleness
     
  2. Of imperial status
    "he was born to the purple"
Verb: purple  pur-pul
  1. Become purple
     
  2. Colour purple
    - empurple, purpurate

Derived forms: purpled, purpling, purplest, purples, purpler

See also: chromatic, noble, rhetorical

Type of: chromatic color [US], chromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], color [US], color in [US], colorise [Brit], colorize [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colour in [Brit, Cdn], colourise [Brit], colourize [Brit, Cdn], discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], nobility, noblesse, spectral color [US], spectral colour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Purple, Rock, Scissors