Purple Heart

Purple Heart
noun Date: 1932 a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces wounded or killed in action

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Purple Heart — n a ↑medal given to US soldiers who have been wounded …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Purple Heart — ☆ Purple Heart n. a U.S. military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces wounded or killed in action by or against an enemy: established in 1782 and re established in 1932 …   English World dictionary

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  • Purple Heart — Das Purple Heart (dt. „Purpurherz“) ist die einzige Verwundetenauszeichnung der Streitkräfte der Vereinigten Staaten und gleichzeitig der weltweit älteste heute noch verwendete militärische Orden. Es wird an Soldaten verliehen, die im Kampf durch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Purple Heart — noun a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑Order of the Purple Heart • Hypernyms: ↑decoration, ↑laurel wreath, ↑medal, ↑medallion, ↑palm …   Useful english dictionary

  • purple heart — noun a long acting barbiturate used as a sedative • Syn: ↑sodium thiopental, ↑phenobarbital, ↑phenobarbitone, ↑Luminal • Hypernyms: ↑barbiturate * * * noun, pl ⋯ Hearts [count] : a U.S. military award that is given to a soldier …   Useful english dictionary

  • Purple Heart — U.S. Armed Forces. a medal awarded for wounds received in action against an enemy or as a direct result of an act of the enemy. [1930 35, Amer.] * * * ▪ United States military decoration       the first U.S. military decoration, instituted by… …   Universalium

  • purple heart — noun 1》 (Purple Heart) (in the US) a decoration for those wounded or killed in action. 2》 the hard, dark purplish brown wood of a large American rainforest tree (genus Peltogyne) …   English new terms dictionary

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