adjective, pur·pler, pur·plest.
verb (used with or without object), pur·pled, pur·pling.
Words nearby purple
Idioms for purple
Origin of purple
OTHER WORDS FROM purplepur·ple·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for purple
Here and there, sparingly, one of the dolls might be purple or green: “Rainbow Piets,” they call them.
Worse, when Richman woke up the next morning, her entire ear was purple.‘My Crazy Love’ Reveals the Craziest Lies People Tell for Love|Kevin Fallon|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, Mrs. Shattuck printed out a cheer resume on purple paper and, as is her way, bedazzled the paper with rhinestones.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson|Brandy Zadrozny|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That room—the cold, the purple light, the demonic transformations: it really haunts you.
The other, similarly designed, uses a golden fabric as its base for the purple sequins.
It is produced by combining a blue or purple with red when a compound colour is used.
She sat with clenched hands and set teeth before her dead grate, and the purple veins swelled and throbbed in her temples.A Book of Ghosts|Sabine Baring-Gould
The skin was covered with purple wales, crossing each other like the arteries in an anatomic plate!The Maroon|Mayne Reid
The haire of thy head like purple, the King is bound in the Galleries.A Discovrse of Fire and Salt (A Discourse of Fire and Salt)|Blaise de Vigenre
In the purple caverns of the temple she suddenly became conscious of another presence.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for purple
- the official robe of a cardinal
- the rank, office, or authority of a cardinal as signified by this