What does PURE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pureadjective

    free of extraneous elements of any kind

    "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"

  2. arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulteratedadjective

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"

  3. saturated, pureadjective

    (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black

  4. pureadjective

    free from discordant qualities

  5. pureadjective

    concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied

    "pure science"

  6. pureadjective

    (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless

    "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow"

  7. pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuousadjective

    in a state of sexual virginity

    "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"

Wiktionary

  1. pureadverb

    to a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.

    You're pure busy.

    Etymology: From pur, from pur, from purus, from peu-. Displaced native Middle English lutter (from Old English hlutor, hluttor), Middle English skere (from Old English scære and Old Norse skǣr), Middle English schir (from Old English scir), Middle English smete (from Old English smæte; compare Old English mære).

  2. pureadjective

    free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied

    Etymology: From pur, from pur, from purus, from peu-. Displaced native Middle English lutter (from Old English hlutor, hluttor), Middle English skere (from Old English scære and Old Norse skǣr), Middle English schir (from Old English scir), Middle English smete (from Old English smæte; compare Old English mære).

  3. pureadjective

    free of foreign material or pollutants

    Etymology: From pur, from pur, from purus, from peu-. Displaced native Middle English lutter (from Old English hlutor, hluttor), Middle English skere (from Old English scære and Old Norse skǣr), Middle English schir (from Old English scir), Middle English smete (from Old English smæte; compare Old English mære).

  4. pureadjective

    free of immoral behavior or qualities; clean

    Etymology: From pur, from pur, from purus, from peu-. Displaced native Middle English lutter (from Old English hlutor, hluttor), Middle English skere (from Old English scære and Old Norse skǣr), Middle English schir (from Old English scir), Middle English smete (from Old English smæte; compare Old English mære).

  5. pureadjective

    of a branch of science, done for its own sake instead of serving another branch of science.

    Etymology: From pur, from pur, from purus, from peu-. Displaced native Middle English lutter (from Old English hlutor, hluttor), Middle English skere (from Old English scære and Old Norse skǣr), Middle English schir (from Old English scir), Middle English smete (from Old English smæte; compare Old English mære).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pure

    separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; free from mixture or combination; clean; mere; simple; unmixed; as, pure water; pure clay; pure air; pure compassion

  2. Pure

    free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; -- applied to persons

  3. Pure

    free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; -- applied to things and actions

  4. Pure

    ritually clean; fitted for holy services

  5. Pure

    of a single, simple sound or tone; -- said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants

Freebase

  1. Pure

    Pure is the first internationally published album by Christchurch, New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra. Her previous albums were released only in New Zealand and nearby Australia. This album also received professional consultation from the legendary Sir George Martin who helped to create its "unique appeal". In 2004, it was the highest selling New Zealand Album and so it privileged Hayley with an award from the New Zealand Music Awards of 2004. It was published by the Decca Music Group label in 2003. It was distributed in the United States by Universal Classics in 2004. During its first week of sales it sold 19,068 copies. As of 2007, Pure is the best selling classical album for the 21st century in the UK. Pure gives a new freshness to well known classical repertoire, as well as exploring the world of pop and traditional Maori choral singing, including renditions of "Who Painted the Moon Black?", "Hine e Hine", "In Trutina", from Orff's Carmina Burana, "Wuthering Heights", and the perennial spiritual classic "Amazing Grace". Sir George Martin co-wrote the track "Beat of Your Heart" just for the album. Also on the album is "Pokarekare Ana", a New Zealand love song which has enduring popularity, and has become Hayley's signature song.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pure

    pūr, adj. (comp. Pur′er; superl. Pur′est) clean: unsoiled: unmixed: not adulterated: real: free from guilt or defilement: chaste: modest: mere: that and that only: complete: non-empirical, involving an exercise of mind alone, without admixture of the results of experience.—n. purity.—adv. quite: (obs.) entirely.—v.t. to cleanse, refine.—adv. Pure′ly, without blemish: wholly, entirely: (dial.) wonderfully, very much.—n. Pure′ness.—Pure mathematics (see Mathematics); Pure reason, reason alone, without any mixture of sensibility; Pure science, the principles of any science considered in themselves and their relation to each other, and not in their application to the investigation of other branches of knowledge, as pure mathematics, pure logic, &c. [Fr. pur—L. purus, pure.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pure

    The branch which investigates and demonstrates the properties of magnitude, figure, or quantity, absolutely and generally considered, without restriction to any species in particular; such as arithmetic and geometry.

Editors Contribution

  1. pure

    A perfect creation or existence.

    The love they shared together was so pure and they were so grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 6, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PURE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2976

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PURE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3708

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PURE' in Adjectives Frequency: #375

Anagrams for PURE »

  1. Peru, Prue, puer, re-up

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PURE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PURE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of PURE in a Sentence

  1. Cometan:

    Ignorant is he who believes being nobody is having nothing for he who is nobody can see the full spectrum of life in a pure clarity.

  2. Connie Taylor:

    [Even] if they told me I could drink water [and] it was nice and pure and nothing wrong with it, I still wouldn't drink the water.

  3. Desiree Fairooz:

    It was an immediate rejection of what I considered an outright lie or pure ignorance.

  4. Draymond Green:

    If anything, it may help us because everybody’s normally pulling to see us lose, you get a lot of these countries that really feed off their crowd, and you’ll have other countries coming to support those countries, to beat us. So if anything, it may help us. It’s unfortunate, obviously, what’s happening in Japan. The cases are rising. You hate to see it happen. But just from a pure basketball standpoint, I don’t think gives us a disadvantage.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We do have a political problem where you know in the United States we have this stupidity going on. Pure stupidity, it makes it very hard to do something with Russia. Anything you do, it's always going to be,' Oh, Russia, Donald Trump loves Russia.'.

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