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Purse pride
Purse rat
purse seine
purse seiner
purse seining
purse string
purse strings
Purse-pride
Purse-proud
purse-string operation
Pursed
Purseful
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purselike
Pursenet
Purser's name
Pursership
Purset
Pursiness
Pursing
Pursive
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Purslain
Purslain-tree
PURSLAIN; JUICE
purslane
purslane family
purslane speedwell

Purser definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PURS'ER, n. In the navy, an officer who has charge of the provisions of a ship of war, and attends to their preservation and distribution among the officers and crew.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an officer aboard a ship who keeps accounts and attends to the passengers' welfare

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from purs purse Date: 15th century 1. an official on a ship responsible for papers and accounts and on a passenger ship also for the comfort and welfare of passengers 2. a steward on an airliner

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an officer on a ship who keeps the accounts, esp. the head steward in a passenger vessel. Derivatives: pursership n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Purser Purs"er, n. [See Purse, and cf. Bursar.] 1. (Naut.) A commissioned officer in the navy who had charge of the provisions, clothing, and public moneys on shipboard; -- now called paymaster. 2. A clerk on steam passenger vessels whose duty it is to keep the accounts of the vessels, such as the receipt of freight, tickets, etc. 3. Colloquially, any paymaster or cashier. Purser's name (Naut.), a false name. [Slang]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(pursers) On a ship, the purser is an officer who deals with the accounts and official papers. On a passenger ship, the purser is also responsible for the welfare of the passengers. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

accountant, auditor, bakehead, black gang, boilerman, bookkeeper, bungs, bursar, cabin boy, cashier, cashkeeper, chamberlain, chips, commissary steward, compensator, complement, comptroller, controller, curator, deckhand, deckie, defrayer, depositary, depository, financial officer, fireman, gun loader, gunner, hand, hospital steward, landing signalman, liquidator, mail orderly, navigator, oiler, payer, paymaster, purse bearer, radio operator, ratepayer, receiver, recompenser, remunerator, roustabout, snip, snips, sparks, steward, stewardess, stoker, taxpayer, torpedoman, treasurer, trustee, watch, yeoman



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