any color having components of both red and blue, such as lavender, especially one deep in tone.
cloth or clothing of this hue, especially as formerly worn distinctively by persons of imperial, royal, or other high rank.
the rank or office of a cardinal.
the office of a bishop.
imperial, regal, or princely rank or position.
deep red; crimson.
any of several nymphalid butterflies, as Basilarchia astyanax (red-spotted purple) having blackish wings spotted with red, or Basilarchia arthemis (banded purple or white admiral) having brown wings banded with white.
of the color purple.
imperial, regal, or princely.
brilliant or showy.
full of exaggerated literary devices and effects; marked by excessively ornate rhetoric:
a purple passage in a novel.
profane or shocking, as language.
to make or become purple.
born in / to the purple, of royal or exalted birth:
Those born to the purple are destined to live in the public eye.
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any of various colours with a hue lying between red and blue and often highly saturated; a nonspectral colour
a dye or pigment producing such a colour
cloth of this colour, often used to symbolize royalty or nobility
the purple, high rank; nobility
the official robe of a cardinal
the rank, office, or authority of a cardinal as signified by this
the purple, bishops collectively
of the colour purple
(of writing) excessively elaborate or full of imagery: purple prose
noble or royal
Very fortunate, as in Peter comes out ahead no matter what he tries; he was born under a lucky star . That stars influence human lives is an ancient idea, and lucky star was used by writers from Shakespeare to the present. The precise phrase appears in a compendium of English idioms compiled by J. […]
a utensil for use in eating, stirring, measuring, ladling, etc., consisting of a small, shallow bowl with a handle. any of various implements, objects, or parts resembling or suggesting this. a spoonful. Also called spoon bait. Angling. a lure used in casting or trolling for fish, consisting of a bright spoon-shaped piece of metal or […]
brought forth by birth. possessing from birth the quality, circumstances, or character stated: a born musician; a born fool. native to the locale stated; immigrated to the present place from the locale stated: a German-born scientist; a Chicago-born New Yorker. a past participle of bear1 . born yesterday, naive; inexperienced: You can’t fool me with […]
Max, 1882–1970, German physicist: Nobel Prize 1954. verb the past participle (in most passive uses) of bear1 (sense 4) was not born yesterday, is not gullible or foolish adjective possessing or appearing to have possessed certain qualities from birth: a born musician being at birth in a particular social status or other condition as specified: […]