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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Purse  \Purse\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pursed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  put  into  a  purse. 
  I  will  go  and  purse  the  ducats  straight.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  draw  up  or  contract  into  folds  or  wrinkles,  like  the 
  mouth  of  a  purse;  to  pucker;  to  knit. 
  Thou  .  .  .  didst  contract  and  purse  thy  brow. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Purse  \Purse\,  n.  [OE.  purs,  pors,  OF  burse,  borse,  bourse,  F. 
  bourse,  LL  bursa,  fr  Gr  ?  hide,  skin,  leather.  Cf 
  {Bourse},  {Bursch},  {Bursar},  {Buskin}.] 
  1.  A  small  bag  or  pouch,  the  opening  of  which  is  made  to  draw 
  together  closely,  used  to  carry  money  in  by  extension, 
  any  receptacle  for  money  carried  on  the  person;  a  wallet; 
  a  pocketbook;  a  portemonnaie.  --Chaucer. 
  Who  steals  my  purse  steals  trash.  --Shak. 
  2.  Hence  a  treasury;  finances;  as  the  public  purse. 
  3.  A  sum  of  money  offered  as  a  prize,  or  collected  as  a 
  present;  as  to  win  the  purse;  to  make  up  a  purse. 
  4.  A  specific  sum  of  money;  as: 
  a  In  Turkey,  the  sum  of  500  piasters. 
  b  In  Persia,  the  sum  of  50  tomans. 
  {Light  purse},  or  {Empty  purse},  poverty  or  want  of 
  {Long  purse},  or  {Heavy  purse},  wealth;  riches. 
  {Purse  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  land  crab  of  the  genus  {Birgus}, 
  allied  to  the  hermit  crabs.  They  sometimes  weigh  twenty 
  pounds  or  more  and  are  very  strong,  being  able  to  crack 
  cocoanuts  with  the  large  claw.  They  chiefly  inhabit  the 
  tropical  islands  of  the  Pacific  and  Indian  Oceans,  living 
  in  holes  and  feeding  upon  fruit.  Called  also  {palm  crab}. 
  {Purse  net},  a  fishing  net,  the  mouth  of  which  may  be  closed 
  or  drawn  together  like  a  purse.  --Mortimer. 
  {Purse  pride},  pride  of  money;  insolence  proceeding  from  the 
  possession  of  wealth.  --Bp.  Hall. 
  {Purse  rat}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Pocket  gopher},  under  {Pocket}. 
  {Sword  and  purse},  the  military  power  and  financial  resources 
  of  a  nation. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Purse  \Purse\,  v.  i. 
  To  steal  purses;  to  rob.  [Obs.  &  R.] 
  I'll  purse:  .  .  .  I'll  bet  at  bowling  alleys.  --Beau.  & 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  bag  used  for  carrying  money  and  small  personal  items  or 
  accessories  (especially  by  women);  "she  reached  into  her 
  bag  and  found  a  comb"  [syn:  {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" 
  v  1:  contract  one's  lips  into  a  rounded  shape 
  2:  gather  or  contract  into  wrinkles  or  folds;  pucker;  "purse 
  ones's  lips"  [syn:  {wrinkle}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (1.)  Gr  balantion  a  bag  (Luke  10:4;  22:35,  36). 
  (2.)  Gr  zone,  properly  a  girdle  (Matt.  10:9;  Mark  6:8),  a 
  money-belt.  As  to  our  Lord's  sending  forth  his  disciples  without 
  money  in  their  purses,  the  remark  has  been  made  that  in  this 
  "there  was  no  departure  from  the  simple  manners  of  the  country. 
  At  this  day  the  farmer  sets  out  on  excursions  quite  as  extensive 
  without  a  para  in  his  purse;  and  a  modern  Moslem  prophet  of 
  Tarshisha  thus  sends  forth  his  apostles  over  this  identical 
  region.  No  traveller  in  the  East  would  hestitate  to  throw 
  himself  on  the  hospitality  of  any  village."  Thomson's  Land  and 
  the  Book.  (See  {SCRIP}.) 

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