[per-loin, pur-loin] /pərˈlɔɪn, ˈpɜr lɔɪn/
verb (used with object)
to take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer.
verb (used without object)
to commit theft; steal.
to take (something) dishonestly; steal
mid-14c., “remove, misappropriate,” from Anglo-French purloigner “remove,” Old French porloigner “put off, retard, delay, drag out; be far away,” from por- (from Latin pro- “forth;” see pro-) + Old French loing “far,” from Latin longe, from longus (see long (adj.)). Sense of “to steal” (1540s) is a development in English. Related: Purloined; purloining.
plural noun 1. a group of Gram-negative pink to purplish-brown bacteria, comprising the purple sulfur bacteria and purple nonsulfur bacteria, that occur in anaerobic aquatic environments and carry out a unique form of photosynthesis without oxygen, using the pigment bacteriochlorophyll.
noun 1. .
- Purple book
1. The “System V Interface Definition”. The covers of the first editions were an amazingly nauseating shade of off-lavender. 2. The Wizard Book. See also book titles. [Jargon File]
noun 1. See under (def 1). [chohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈtʃoʊkˌbɛr i, -bə ri/ noun, plural chokeberries. 1. the berrylike fruit of any North American shrub of the genus Aronia, of the rose family, especially A. arbutifolia (red chokeberry) A. melanocarpa (black chokeberry) or A. prunifolia (purple chokeberry) 2. the plant that bears this fruit. /ˈtʃəʊkbərɪ; -brɪ/ […]