Definition of PURPLE

noun : PURPLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) (in ancient Rome) position of imperial status; "he was born to the purple" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (Roman Catholic Church) official dress of a cardinal; so named after the Tyrial purple color of the robes ;

verb : PURPLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : PURPLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) excessively elaborate or showily expressed; "a writer of empurpled literature"; "many purple passages"; "an over-embellished story of the fish that got away" ;

  • 3. (

    ) belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head" ;


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