purse

n.

  1. 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 portemonnaie.
  2. Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.
  3. A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.
  4. A specific sum of money
  5. In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters.
  6. In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans.

v. t.

  1. To put into a purse.
  2. To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit.

v. i.

  1. To steal purses; to rob.