Puppyhood to Purificatory
(Pup"py*hood) n. The time or state of being a puppy; the time of being young and undisciplined.
(Pup"py*ish), a. Like a puppy.
(Pup"py*ism) n. Extreme meanness, affectation, conceit, or impudence. A. Chalmers.
(Pur) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Purred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Purring.] [Of imitative origin; cf. Prov. G. purren.]
To utter a low, murmuring, continued sound, as a cat does when pleased. [Written also purr.]
(Pur), v. t. To signify or express by purring. Gray.
(Pur), n. The low, murmuring sound made by a cat to express contentment or pleasure. [Written
(||Pu*ra"na) n. [Skr. pura, properly. old, ancient, fr. pura formerly.] One of a class of sacred
Hindoo poetical works in the Sanskrit language which treat of the creation, destruction, and renovation
of worlds, the genealogy and achievements of gods and heroes, the reigns of the Manus, and the transactions
of their descendants. The principal Puranas are eighteen in number, and there are the same number of
supplementary books called Upa Puranas.
(Pu*ran"ic) a. Pertaining to the Puranas.
(Pur"beck beds`) [So called from the Isle of Purbeck in England.] (Geol.) The strata of
the Purbeck stone, or Purbeck limestone, belonging to the Oölitic group. See the Chart of Geology.
(Pur"beck stone`) (Geol.) A limestone from the Isle of Purbeck in England.
(Pur"blind`) a. [For pure- blind, i. e., wholly blind. See Pure, and cf. Poreblind.]
1. Wholly blind. "Purblind Argus, all eyes and no sight." Shak.
2. Nearsighted, or dim-sighted; seeing obscurely; as, a purblind eye; a purblind mole.
The saints have not so sharp eyes to see down from heaven; they be purblindand sand-blind.Latimer.
O purblind race of miserable men.Tennyson.
Pur"blind`ly, adv. Pur"blind`ness, n.
(Purce"lane) n. (Bot.) Purslane. [Obs.]
(Pur"chas*a*ble) a. Capable of being bought, purchased, or obtained for a consideration; hence,
Money being the counterbalance to all things purchasable by it, as much as you take off from the value
of money, so much you add to the price of things exchanged.Locke.
(Pur"chase) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purchased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Purchasing.] [OE. purchasen,
porchacen, OF. porchacier, purchacier, to pursue, to seek eagerly, F. pourchasser; OF. pour, por,
pur, for (L. pro) + chacier to pursue, to chase. See Chase.]