A small bag used especially by a woman to carry everyday personal items
a woman's purse
A small bag used to contain money; a handbag, especially one with a purse incorporated.
Another term for purse seine.
An enclosed tubular spider's web, characteristic of mygalomorph spiders of the family Atypidae, that extends from the burrow for some distance and somewhat resembles the finger of a glove.
A purse (now archaic and rare).
= peggy bag.
A purse for pence or small coins.
(In the UK) an allowance from the public revenue for the monarch’s private expenses
A boat used for fishing with a purse seine.
(In the 18th and early 19th centuries) an association existing for the mutual aid of its members, who pay regular subscriptions to insure against future need; a friendly society; a guild.
Any crab of the family Leucosiidae, in which the females have a rounded chamber on the abdomen in which the egg mass is enclosed; especially a crab of the genus Persephona, of the West Atlantic.
A short, strong davit attached to the gunwale and thwart of a purse boat, to support the pursing blocks of a purse seine.
Designating the bigeye scad, Selar crumenophthalmus, a carangid fish of warm seas which has very large eyes that are almost covered with thick fatty tissue.
The state or condition of being purse-proud; the pride or arrogance of the wealthy.
Proud or arrogant on account of one's wealth.
A ring, or one of two sliding rings, with which a purse may be closed. Now rare.
The cord used to close up the mouth of a purse seine.
A seine that can be drawn into the shape of a bag using the line along the bottom of the net like the drawstring of a purse
Silk thread used for knitting purses and embroidering.
A thief who deprives people of their purses.
A confidence trick in which victims are deceived into handing over money, often because they believe they will receive a purse or bag containing items of value, or a share of money from a purse.
An appetizer consisting of a crêpe stuffed with a savory filling, typically caviar and crème fraiche
A small strapless purse used for carrying money
The funds raised by a government by taxation or other means
The bearer or carrier of a purse; a person who has been given charge of money belonging to another, or to a company, etc.; a treasurer, a bursar. Now archaic and historical.
Bearing a purse; providing or controlling access to money; Zoology (of a mammal) †bearing the young in a pouch; marsupial (obsolete).
A thief who cuts purses in order to take their contents; a cutpurse.
The action of cutting and stealing from purses.
A person who costs or charges a lot of money; †a thief (obsolete).
Chiefly Scottish = purse-bearer; a treasurer, a bursar. Now rare (historical in later use).
The practice of making purses out of network. Now historical and rare.
A thief who picks purses; = pickpurse.
The action of picking or stealing from purses.
Possessing little money, poor.
The action or practice of fishing with a purse seine.
A string, or each of a pair of strings, which may be drawn to close the mouth of a purse; a drawstring. In later use chiefly in similative expressions.
The action of robbing people of their purses.
The horny egg case of a skate, ray, or small shark
A thief who steals a handbag from the person carrying it
A widely distributed white-flowered weed of the cabbage family, with triangular or heart-shaped seedpods
A smart card or other device on which an amount of electronic money can be deposited and stored, and which may be used to pay for inexpensive items.
A sum of money collected by subscription and offered as a prize in a horse race or other contest.
Any of various mygalomorph spiders of the family Atypidae, especially of the genus Atypus, which construct and live inside a purse-web.
Have control of expenditure
Restrict (or increase) the amount of money available to be spent
A pickpocket or thief