Purse Purse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pursed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pursing}.] 1. To put into a purse. [1913 Webster]

I will go and purse the ducats straight. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit. [1913 Webster]

Thou . . . didst contract and purse thy brow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • pursed — Synonyms and related words: clamped, cockled, cockly, compressed, concentrated, condensed, consolidated, constricted, contracted, corrugate, corrugated, cramped, creased, crimped, crimpy, crinkled, crinkly, crumpled, furrowed, knitted, knotted,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pursed — pÉœrst /pɜːst adj. constricted into folds or wrinkles, puckered (about the lips, etc.) pÉœrs /pɜːs n. handbag, pocketbook; wallet, billfold; wealth, money; treasury, fund v. pucker, constrict into folds or wrinkles (about the lips, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pursed — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pursed lip breathing — an abnormal breathing style in which the lips are pursed during exhalation, usually due to dyspnea in an effort to reduce respiratory muscle effort …   Medical dictionary

  • pursed lips — lips tightly closed and bunched together in an expression of worry or disapproval …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Diaphragmatic breathing — Animation of diaphragmatic breathing with the diaphragm shown in green Diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing or deep breathing is breathing that is done by contracting the diaphragm, a muscle located horizontally between… …   Wikipedia

  • purse — I. noun Etymology: Middle English purs, from Old English, modification of Medieval Latin bursa, from Late Latin, ox hide, from Greek byrsa Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) a small bag for money (2) a receptacle (as a pocketbook) for carrying… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Vowel — In phonetics, a vowel is a sound in spoken language, such as English ah! IPA| [ɑː] or oh! IPA| [oʊ] , pronounced with an open vocal tract so that there is no build up of air pressure at any point above the glottis. This contrasts with consonants …   Wikipedia

  • Disgust — Yuck and Eew , two words often uttered to display disgust, redirect here. For the band Yuck , see, Yuck (band). For the activity yuck , see laughter. Disgust is a type of aversion that involves withdrawing from a person or object with strong… …   Wikipedia

  • Whistling — Human whistling is the production of sound by means of a constant stream of air from the mouth. The air is moderated by the tongue, lips, teeth, or fingers to create turbulence, and the mouth acts as a resonant chamber to enhance the resulting… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”