Definition of Burse

1. n. A purse; also, a vesicle; a pod; a hull.



Definition of Burse

1. Noun. (obsolete) A purse. ¹

2. Noun. A fund or foundation for the maintenance of the needy scholars in their studies. ¹

3. Noun. (ecclesiastical) An ornamental case to hold the corporal when not in use. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A stock exchange; a bourse. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) A kind of bazaar. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Burse

1. a small bag or pouch [n -S]

Medical Definition of Burse

1. 1. A purse; also, a vesicle; a pod; a hull. 2. A fund or foundation for the maintenance of needy scholars in their studies; also, the sum given to the beneficiaries. 3. An ornamental case of hold the corporal when not in use. 4. An exchange, for merchants and bankers, in the cities of continental Europe. Same as Bourse. 5. A kind of bazaar. "She says she went to the burse for patterns." (Old Play) Origin: LL. Bursa, or F. Bourse. See Bourse, and cf. Bursch, Purse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burse

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bursal
bursal abscess
bursal cyst
bursal synovitis
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bursar
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bursas
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burse (current term)
bursectomy
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bursitis
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Literary usage of Burse

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The burse, which is simply a cover used to, keep the corporal from being ... Nowadays both burse and veil are usually made of the same material as that of ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Booksellers and Printers who Were at Work in England by Henry Robert Plomer (1907)
"SWAINE (ROBERT), bookseller in London; Britains burse, 1629-41. Took up his freedom December 2oth, 1628. [Arber, iii. 686. ..."

3. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1807)
"... and named it Britain's burse. It was built on the model of the Royal Exchange, with cellars, a walk, and a row of shops, filled with milliners, ..."

4. Satirical Songs and Poems on Costume: From the 13th to the 19th Century by Frederick William Fairholt (1849)
"THE burse OF REFORMATION. THIS curious semi-political satire on the fashions and times, is also from Wit Restored, in several! select poems not formerly ..."

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