- an exchange where securities or commodities are regularly bought and sold
- [B-] the stock exchange of Paris or of any of certain other European cities
- a sale, as of coins or postage stamps, by dealers at a convention, exhibit, etc.
Origin of bourseFr, a purse, exchange from Old French borse from Medieval Latin bursa, a bag: see purse
A stock exchange, especially one in a continental European city.
Origin of bourseFrench purse, bourse from Late Latin bursa bag ; see bursa .
bourse - Investment & Finance Definition
The French word for “stock exchange.” The Paris Bourse is France’s national stock exchange, created in 1991.