What is the meaning of purple?


  • A purple color or pigment.
  • Of imperial status.
    • usage: "he was born to the purple"



  • Of a color intermediate between red and blue.
  • Excessively elaborate or showily expressed.
    • usage: "a writer of empurpled literature"; "many purple passages"; "an over-embellished story of the fish that got away"
  • Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler.
    • usage: "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"
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APAWordNet. (2010). purple. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/purple/definitions/1181669
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