Definitions for purple heart

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word purple heart

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart(noun)

    a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action

  2. sodium thiopental, phenobarbital, phenobarbitone, Luminal, purple heart(noun)

    a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative

Wiktionary

  1. purple heart(Noun)

    The drug phenobarbitone when used for illicit purposes.

  2. Purple Heart(Noun)

    A US military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United States to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after 5 April 1917 with the U.S. military.

Freebase

  1. Purple Heart

    The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award that is still given to members of the U.S. military, the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located in New Windsor, New York.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purple heart in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purple heart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shawn Manning:

    I think it’s almost unheard of for someone to receive the Purple Heart but not have their injuries classified as combat-related.

  2. Kimberly Smith:

    My father was in Korea, and did two tours and had a Purple Heart, and so my brother and I wanted to follow in his footsteps. He passed away when we were 10.

  3. Shawn Manning:

    I think it's almost unheard of for someone to receive the Purple Heart but not have their injuries deemed combat-related, i know that was not what Congress intended to have happen, but it is what currently the Army has determined is going to happen.

  4. President Obama:

    Even if he had never performed the actions for which he is being recognized here today, Ed Byers would be long remembered for his compassion, his sacrifice and his endurance: 11 overseas deployments, nine combat tours, recipient of the Purple Heart twice, Bronze Star with valor five times.

  5. Tennessee Rep. Chuck Fleischmann:

    It ’s a resolution really calling for a sense of Congress to encourage all of the parties, who have say in the process, to award our five fallen heroes in uniform who have died purple hearts, we do n’t want a situation similar to what happened with the heroes who got killed at Fort Hood and they had to wait a very long time to get The Purple Heart.

Images & Illustrations of purple heart


Translations for purple heart

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for purple heart »

Translation

Find a translation for the purple heart definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these purple heart definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"purple heart." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 28 May 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/purple heart>.

Are we missing a good definition for purple heart? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for purple heart:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.