Dictionary Results for purple


1. purple - noun

· a purple color or pigment

Synonym(s): purpleness

Hypernym(s): chromatic_color, chromatic_colour, spectral_color, spectral_colour




2. purple - noun

· (in ancient Rome) position of imperial status; "he was born to the purple"

Synonym(s): the_purple

Hypernym(s): nobility, noblesse




3. purple - noun

· (Roman Catholic Church) official dress of a cardinal; so named after the Tyrial purple color of the robes

Synonym(s): the_purple

Hypernym(s): ecclesiastical_attire, ecclesiastical_robe




4. purple - verb

· become purple

Hypernym(s): discolor, discolour, colour, color




5. purple - verb

· color purple

Synonym(s): empurple, purpurate

Hypernym(s): color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color_in, colour_in




6. purple - adjective

· of a color intermediate between red and blue

Synonym(s): violet, purplish




7. purple - adjective

· excessively elaborate or showily expressed; "a writer of empurpled literature"; "many purple passages"; "an over-embellished story of the fish that got away"

Synonym(s): empurpled, over-embellished




8. purple - adjective

· belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"

Synonym(s): imperial, majestic, regal, royal





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