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Dictionary definition for: Purse

1. (n) a bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women) "she reached into her bag and found a comb"

2. (v) contract one''s lips into a rounded shape

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse ones''s lips"

5. (n) a small bag for carrying money

6. (n) a sum of money offered as a prize; "the purse barely covered the winner''s expenses"

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