Definition and Meanings for pure

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Pure is ranked 2,432 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of pure

adjective, comparative, superlative

Etymology of pure

oe. pur, f. pur, fr. l. purus; akin to putus pure, clear, putare to clean, trim, prune, set in order, settle, reckon, consider, think, skr. p to clean, and perh. e. fire. cf. putative

Meaning of pure


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • 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.
  • free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; -- applied to persons.
  • free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; -- applied to things and actions.
  • ritually clean; fitted for holy services.
  • of a single, simple sound or tone; -- said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.
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