Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “purse” en inglés

See all translations

purse

noun uk   /pɜːs/ us    /pɝːs/

purse noun (CONTAINER)

A2 [C] UK ( US change purse) a small container for money, usually used by a woman: a leather purse
Compare
[C] US a handbag
More examples

purse noun (AMOUNT TO SPEND)

[C usually singular] the total amount of money that an organization or government has available for spending: Having a lot of people out of work places a large drain on the public purse.

purse noun (PRIZE)

[C] an amount of money that is offered as a prize in a sports competition: The players in the golf tournament are competing for a purse of £525,000.

purse

verb [T] uk   /pɜːs/ us    /pɝːs/
to bring your lips tightly together so that they form a rounded shape, usually as an expression of disapproval: "I don't approve of that kind of language," she said, pursing her lips.
(Definition of purse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de purse
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “purse” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Palabra del día

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Aprende más 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Aprende más