1. [ noun ] (clothing) a bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
Synonyms: handbag bag pocketbook

"she reached into her bag and found a comb"

Related terms: container shoulder_bag clutch_bag evening_bag etui reticule clasp bag
2. [ verb ] contract one's lips into a rounded shape
Related terms: round pooch
3. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: sum
4. [ noun ] a small bag for carrying money
Related terms: bag purse_string
5. [ verb ] gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker
Synonyms: wrinkle

"purse one's lips"

Related terms: contract wrinkle
6. [ noun ] a sum of money offered as a prize

"the purse barely covered the winner's expenses"

Related terms: sum
Similar spelling:   pursue