- a stock exchange, especially the stock exchange of certain European cities.
Origin of bourse
Examples from the Web for bourse
Paul Smith filled the Bourse de Commerce with its copper cupola in June for his menswear show.Paris’s Secret Fashion Week Haunts
July 8, 2014
Once the bluest chip on the São Paulo bourse, worth $35 billion in 2011, OGX is trading at a few cents a share.The Rise And Fall Of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista
November 9, 2013
He got "Sunday specials" out of them both, and then went on to the Bourse de Travail.The Harbor
In consequence of his views, he was known on the Bourse as "bear" Moser.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
There was the gossip of the Bourse and the cabinet, the green-room and the stable.
Now, the Cascine is to the world of society what the Bourse is to the world of trade.
The sharks on the Bourse and the sharp men of business are just as dishonest.The White Lie
William Le Queux
- a stock exchange of continental Europe, esp Paris
Word Origin and History for bourse
"stock exchange," 1570s, burse, from Old French borse "money bag, purse" (12c.), from Medieval Latin bursa "a bag" (see purse (n.)). French spelling and modern sense of "exchange for merchants" is first recorded 1845, from the name of the Paris stock exchange. The term originated because in 13c. Bruges the sign of a purse (or perhaps three purses), hung on the front of the house where merchants met.