Purse may also refer to:

  • Purse (horse racing), the total amount of money paid out to the owners of horses racing at a particular track over a given period
  • Purse (naval warfare), a monetary reward paid out to the crew of a ship for capturing an enemy vessel
  • Prize money, or "purse money", any type of monetary award given as a prize
  • Purse bid, in Boxing the aggregate prize money
  • Purse (surname), a surname
  • Purse State Park, a state park in Charles County, Maryland
  • Privy Purse, money in the past British monarchy raised from the income of the Crown Estate lands and holdings
  • La Bourse ("purse" in French), a short story by French novelist HonorĂ© de Balzac

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Famous quotes containing the word purse:

    Mystery is in the morning, and mystery in the night, and the beauty of mystery is everywhere; but still the plain truth remains, that mouth and purse must be filled.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    Beware the/easy griefs, that fool and fuel nothing./It is too easy to cry “AFRIKA!”/and shock thy street,/and purse thy mouth,/and go home to thy “Gunsmoke,” to/thy “Gilligan’s Island” and the NFL.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    But the doctrine of the Farm is merely this, that every man ought to stand in primary relations to the work of the world, ought to do it himself, and not to suffer the accident of his having a purse in his pocket, or his having been bred to some dishonorable and injurious craft, to sever him from those duties.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)