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Meaning & Definition of Purse in English

English

Purse

/pərs/

noun

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

  • "She reached into her bag and found a comb"
    synonym:
  • bag
  • ,
  • handbag
  • ,
  • pocketbook
  • ,
  • purse

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"
    synonym:
  • purse

3. A small bag for carrying money

    synonym:
  • purse

4. A sum of money offered as a prize

  • "The purse barely covered the winner's expenses"
    synonym:
  • purse

verb

1. Contract one's lips into a rounded shape

    synonym:
  • purse

2. Gather or contract into wrinkles or folds

  • Pucker
  • "Purse ones's lips"
    synonym:
  • purse
  • ,
  • wrinkle

Examples of using

How much money do you have in your purse?
I've lost my purse again.
I forgot my purse in the church.