purse

purse(
puhrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (handbag)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la cartera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
You should not carry such a heavy purse.No deberías llevar una cartera tan pesada.
b. el bolso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Her purse and shoes match.Su bolso y sus zapatos se coordinan.
c. la bolsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I always carry my passport in a pocket in my purse.Siempre llevo mi pasaporte en un bolsillo en mi bolsa.
2. (coin purse)
a. el monedero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I think I have some change in my purse.Creo que tengo algunos sueltos en mi monedero.
3. (financial)
a. el erario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Many were not in favor of the costs being covered from the public purse.Muchos no estaban a favor de que los costos se cubrieran del erario público.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to pucker)
a. fruncir
He pursed his lips after biting the lemon.Frunció los labios después de morder el limón.
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purse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for coins) (United Kingdom)
a. el monedero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (handbag)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el bolso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. la cartera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
c. la bolsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
the public purseel erario público
3. (fig)
a.
to hold the purse stringsllevar las riendas del gasto
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (general)
a.
to purse one's lipsfruncir los labios
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purse [pɜːs]
noun
1 (Britain) (for money) monedero (m)
a well-lined purse una bolsa llena; it is beyond my purse mis recursos no llegan a tanto; está fuera de mi alcance
to hold the purse strings administrar el dinero
2 (US) (handbag) bolso (m); cartera (f); (LAm)
3 (sum of money as prize) premio (m) en metálico
transitive verb
to purse one's lips fruncir los labios
modifier
purse snatcher (n) (US) carterista (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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