An example of pure is what that has not been mixed with anything else.
An example of pure is a nun who is moral and virtuous.
A pure vowel.
A pure line.
(e) Is a pure vowel.
Origin of pure
- Middle English pur from Old French from Latin pūrus peuə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English pur, from Old French pur, from Latin purus (“clean, free from dirt or filth, unmixed, plain"), from Proto-Indo-European *peu-, *pu- (“to cleanse, purify"). Displaced native Middle English lutter (“pure, clear, sincere") (from Old English hlÅ«tor, hluttor), Middle English skere (“pure, sheer, clear") (from Old English scÇ£re and Old Norse skÇ£r), Middle English schir (“clear, pure") (from Old English scÄ«r), Middle English smete, smeate (“pure, refined") (from Old English smÇ£te; compare Old English mÇ£re (“pure")).