As nouns the difference between purse and premium
is that purse
is a small bag for carrying money while premium
is bonus (extra amount of money given as a premium).
As a verb purse
is to press (one's lips) in and together so that they protrude.
A small bag for carrying money.
* 1550 Mierdman, Steuen, The market or fayre of usurers
(US) A handbag (small bag usually used by women for carrying various small personal items)
A quantity of money given for a particular purpose.
* , Episode 12, The Cyclops
- And then mu?t many a man occupie as farre as his pur?e would reache, and ?tretche out his legges accordynge to the length of his couerlet.
(historical) A specific sum of money in certain countries: formerly 500 piastres in Turkey or 50 tomans in Persia.
- It was a historic and a hefty battle when Myler and Percy were scheduled to don the gloves for the purse of fifty sovereigns.
* (small bag for carrying money) pocketbook; coin purse, change purse
* (especially US)
* (small bag used by women) handbag (especially UK)
* (quantity of money) bursary, grant
* common purse
* make a silk purse of a sow's ear
To press (one's lips) in and together so that they protrude.
* 1979 , (Monty Python), (Always Look on the Bright Side of Life)
- When you're feeling in the dumps
- Don't be silly chumps
To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles; to pucker; to knit.
- Just purse your lips and whistle – that's the thing.
To put into a purse.
- Thou didst contract and purse thy brow.
(intransitive, obsolete, rare) To steal purses; to rob.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- I will go and purse the ducats straight.
- I'll purse : I'll bet at bowling alleys.
Superior in quality; higher in price or value.
A prize or award.
Something offered at a reduced price as an inducement to buy something else.
A bonus paid in addition to normal payments.
The amount to be paid for an insurance policy.
An unusually high value.
(finance) The amount by which a security's value exceeds its face value.
* (term) is much less common than (premiums), accounting for less than 1% of total usage in US (COCA) and 4% in UK (BNC).
* (finance) discount
(Terms derived from the adjective or noun "premium")
* at a premium
* buyer's premium
* premium bond
* premium outlet