n 1: a bag used for carrying money and small personal items or
accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her
bag and found a comb" [syn: bag
2: a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse;
"he made the contribution out of his own purse"; "he and
his wife shared a common purse"
3: a small bag for carrying money
4: a sum of money offered as a prize; "the purse barely covered
the winner's expenses"
v 1: contract one's lips into a rounded shape
2: gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse
ones's lips" [syn: wrinkle