A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw
together closely, used to carry money in; by extension, any receptacle
for money carried on the person; a wallet; a pocketbook; a
Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.
A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a
present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.
A specific sum of money
In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters.
In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans.
To put into a purse.
To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the
mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit.