Purple definitions

pûr'pəl
Of the color purple.
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Royal or imperial; regal.
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Elaborate and ornate.

Purple prose.

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Any of a group of colors with a hue between that of violet and red.
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Cloth of a color between violet and red, formerly worn as a symbol of royalty or high office.
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Imperial power; high rank.

Born to the purple.

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To make or become purple.
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Of the color purple.
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Imperial; royal.
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A dark color that is a blend of red and blue.
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To make or become purple.
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The definition of purple is something that is a color that combines red and blue.

A dress that is a color between red and blue is an example of a purple dress.

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Purple is a color in between red and blue.

A color between red and blue is an example of purple.

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Any of various species of mollusks from which Tyrian purple dye was obtained, especially the common dog whelk.
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Having a colour/color that is a dark blend of red and blue.
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Blood-red; bloody.
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A colour/color that is a dark blend of red and blue; dark magenta.

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The purple haze cultivar of cannabis in the kush family, either pure or mixed with others, or by extension any variety of smoked marijuana.
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(US politics) Not predominantly red or blue, but having a mixture of Democrat and Republican support, as in purple state, purple city.
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Cloth, or a garment, dyed a purple colour; especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or authority; specifically, the purple robe or mantle worn by Ancient Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity.

To put on the imperial purple.

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(medicine) Purpura.
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(in Netherlands and Belgium) Mixed between social democrats and liberals.
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(by extension) Imperial power, because the colour purple was worn by emperors and kings.
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Earcockle, a disease of wheat.
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(intransitive) To turn purple in colour.
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(rare) A surname.
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Origin of purple

From Middle English purpel, from Old English purple, purpure (“purple"), from Latin purpura (“purple dye, shellfish"), from Ancient Greek πορφύρα (porphura, “purple fish"), of Semitic origin.