Meaning of purse

purse

Pronunciation: (pûrs), [key]
— n., v., pursed, purs•ing.
—n.
  1. a woman's handbag or pocketbook.
  2. a small bag, pouch, or case for carrying money.
  3. anything resembling a purse in appearance, use, etc.
  4. a sum of money offered as a prize or reward.
  5. a sum of money collected as a present or the like.
  6. money, resources, or wealth.
—v.t.
  1. to contract into folds or wrinkles; pucker: to purse one's lips.
  2. to put into a purse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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