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The best part of being a mom to me is the unconditional love. I have never felt a love as pure, a love that's as rewarding.
Monica Denise Brown

Meaning of "pure" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PURE

From Old French pur, from Latin pūrus unstained.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PURE

pure  [pjʊə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PURE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pure is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of pure in the English dictionary

The first definition of pure in the dictionary is not mixed with any extraneous or dissimilar materials, elements, etc. Other definition of pure is free from tainting or polluting matter; clean; wholesome. Pure is also free from moral taint or defilement.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PURE


allure
əˈljʊə
brochure
ˈbrəʊʃjʊə
coiffure
kwɑːˈfjʊə
continua
kənˈtɪnjʊə
continuer
kənˈtɪnjʊə
cure
kjʊə
dure
djʊə
jaguar
ˈdʒæɡjʊə
manicure
ˈmænɪˌkjʊə
mature
məˈtjʊə
Nicaragua
ˌnɪkəˈræɡjʊə
obscure
əbˈskjʊə
Papua
ˈpæpjʊə
pedicure
ˈpɛdɪˌkjʊə
prefecture
ˈpriːfɛkˌtjʊə
premature
ˌprɛməˈtjʊə
procure
prəˈkjʊə
secure
sɪˈkjʊə
tenure
ˈtɛnjʊə
you´re
jʊə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PURE

purchasing power
purda
purdah
purdonium
pure culture
pure laine
Pure Land sects
pure line
pure merino
pure new wool
pure tone
pure vowel
pure watercolour
pure-hearted
pure-minded
pureblood
purebred
puree
purely
pureness

WORDS THAT END LIKE PURE

adventure
agriculture
architecture
be sure
capture
culture
ensure
exposure
failure
feature
figure
for good measure
for the foreseeable future
furniture
future
in the foreseeable future
in the picture
leisure
literature
to be sure

Synonyms and antonyms of pure in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PURE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pure» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pure

Translation of «pure» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PURE

Find out the translation of pure to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pure from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pure» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

纯的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

puro
570 millions of speakers

English

pure
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शुद्ध
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَقِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чистый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

puro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিশুদ্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tulen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

rein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

純粋な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

순수한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Murni
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tinh khiết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தூய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शुद्ध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

saf
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

puro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czysty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чистий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγνός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

suiwer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ren
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ren
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pure

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PURE»

The term «pure» is very widely used and occupies the 3.026 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PURE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pure

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10 QUOTES WITH «PURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pure.
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Greg Anderson
When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live.
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Michael Arrington
I always try to find the truth in a situation. That unvarnished, pure nugget of truth at the core of every issue that I write about.
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Pierre Bayle
It is pure illusion to think that an opinion that passes down from century to century, from generation to generation, may not be entirely false.
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Elizabeth Berkley
I will never forget experiencing Venice for the first time. It feels like you are transported to another time - the art, music, food and pure romance in the air is like no other place.
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Brandon Boyd
Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss... whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving.
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Heywood Broun
The great threat to the young and pure in heart is not what they read but what they don't read.
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Monica Denise Brown
The best part of being a mom to me is the unconditional love. I have never felt a love as pure, a love that's as rewarding.
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Harry Browne
Government is force, pure and simple. There's no way to sugar-coat that. And because government is force, it will attract the worst elements of society - people who want to use government to avoid having to earn their living and to avoid having to persuade others to accept their ideas voluntarily.
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Betty Buckley
The pure connecting factor is that those of us who describe ourselves as feminists want equal rights for all people.
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Buddha
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PURE»

Discover the use of pure in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pure and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pure
Four years in the making, "Pure" offers breathtaking images that evoke the wonder of the first precious days and weeks of life--each captured by celebrated Australian photographer Anne Geddes.
Anne Geddes, 2008
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Pure
Pressia is on the run. Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . . There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies.
Julianna Baggott, 2012
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Pure Ketchup: A History of America's National Condiment, ...
Reflecting the diversity of the condiment's myriad incarnations, the volume includes recipes for more than 110 ketchup varieties made from such unexpected ingredients as apricots, beer, celery, cucumbers, lemons, liver, raspberries, and rum ...
Andrew F. Smith, 1996
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Further Pure Mathematics
Drawing on over 10 years' experience of publishing for Edexcel maths, Heinemann Modular Maths for Edexcel AS and A Level brings you dedicated textbooks to help you give your students a clear route to success, now with new Core maths titles ...
Geoff Mannall, Michael Kenwood, 2005
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Additional Mathematics: Pure & Applied
This sixth edition of Additional Mathematics: Pure and Applied, has been completely revised and updated.
J. F. Talbert, H. H. Heng, 1995
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Pure
A remarkably candid, coming-of-age debut novel recounts the pains and joys of first love and the end of innocence for the young teenage narrator as she copes with the transition between childhood and adulthood, parents, friends, and the ...
Rebbecca Ray, 1998
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A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics, Third Edition
This edition also includes solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises.
Martin Liebeck, 2010
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In Defense of Pure Reason: A Rationalist Account of A Priori ...
A comprehensive defence of the rationalist view that insight independent of experience is a genuine basis for knowledge.
Laurence BonJour, 1998
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Critique of Pure Reason
This richly annotated volume offers translations of the complete texts of both the First (A) and Second (B) editions, as well as Kant's own notes.
Immanuel Kant, 1996
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Pure
Artist Lenni must find away to prove that she has pure, unaltered DNA despite her unique gift for healing, or else she will be by arrested, and maybe exiled, by the Genetic Purity Council.
Karen Krossing, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pure is used in the context of the following news items.
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Motorola updates 2014 Moto X Pure Edition with Android 5.1
One of the advantages to buying a 2014 Moto X Pure Edition instead of a carrier branded version is getting software updates sooner. That strategy is paying off ... «ZDNet, Jun 15»
2
Pure caffeine, powdered alcohol sales banned following death of …
COLUMBUS, Ohio— Pure powdered caffeine won't be legally sold in Ohio under legislation signed by Gov. John Kasich. The measure signed into law by ... «fox8.com, Jun 15»
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$3 Billion Startup Pure Storage Moves Into Hardware, Announces …
Since emerging from stealth four years ago, Pure Storage has built a big business out of all-flash storage. Triple-digit revenue growth and leading net promoter ... «Forbes, Jun 15»
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Budget gyms are flipping the fitness market on its head - and …
New players like Pure, PayasUgym, and TheGym have flipped the traditional business model on its head, forcing the incumbent players to fight their corner. «Business Insider, May 15»
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Ohio lawmakers add powdered alcohol bill banning pure caffeine
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A legislative panel in Ohio has changed a bill banning the sale of pure caffeine products to also ban powdered or crystalline alcohol. «fox8.com, May 15»
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Is the future of 'Pure Michigan' in jeopardy?
(WXYZ) - It is the ad campaign that has been the face of our state's tourism for several years, but now "Pure Michigan" could be in jeopardy. The campaign is ... «WXYZ, May 15»
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Pure Michigan partners with Google to promote tourism
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Pure Michigan campaign and internet giant Google are teaming up to give potential tourists a view of the most popular ... «WOODTV.com, Mar 15»
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'Pure Michigan' ads spring to life as winter fades
A "Pure Michigan" commercial is coming to a TV network near you. As winter fades, the state's spring national advertising push started this week, with $12 million ... «Detroit Free Press, Mar 15»
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Gerina Piller Leads Loaded Pure Silk Bahamas Classic Leaderboard
The Pure Silk Bahamas Classic turned into a chaotic struggle Saturday for the big prize here at the Ocean Club Golf Course. Eight different players had a piece ... «Golf Channel, Feb 15»
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Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic Preview and TV Schedule (Video)
Now she's getting ready to tee it up as the defending champion at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, February 5-8, and I'm looking for a strong defense of ... «Pro Golf Now, Feb 15»

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