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Noun: purse  purs
  1. A container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    "she reached into her purse and found a comb";
    - bag, handbag, pocketbook
     
  2. A sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
    "he made the contribution out of his own purse"; "he and his wife shared a common purse"
     
  3. A small bag for carrying money
     
  4. A sum of money offered as a prize
    "the purse barely covered the winner's expenses"
Verb: purse  purs
  1. Contract one's lips into a rounded shape
     
  2. Gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker
    "purse ones's lips";
    - wrinkle

Derived forms: pursing, purses, pursed

Type of: amount, amount of money, bag, container, contract, round, round off, round out, sum, sum of money

Encyclopedia: Purse