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Backpack vs. Purse

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Backpacknoun

A knapsack, sometimes mounted on a light frame, but always supported by straps, worn on a person’s back for the purpose of carrying things, especially when hiking, or on a student's back when carrying books.

Pursenoun

A small bag for carrying money.

Backpacknoun

A similarly placed item containing a parachute or other life-support equipment.

Pursenoun

(US) A handbag (small bag usually used by women for carrying various small personal items)

Backpackverb

(intransitive) to hike and camp overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack

Pursenoun

A quantity of money given for a particular purpose.

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Backpackverb

(intransitive) to engage in low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations

Pursenoun

(historical) A specific sum of money in certain countries: formerly 500 piastres in Turkey or 50 tomans in Persia.

Backpackverb

(transitive) to place or carry (an item or items) in a backpack

Purseverb

(transitive) To press (one's lips) in and together so that they protrude.

Backpacknoun

a bag carried on the back, supported by straps looped over the shoulders.

Purseverb

To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles; to pucker; to knit.

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Backpackverb

to hike while carrying a backpack; - often used in the form go backpacking; as, to backpack through the forest.

Purseverb

To put into a purse.

Backpacknoun

a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder

Purseverb

To steal purses; to rob.

Backpackverb

hike with a backpack;

‘Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies’;

Pursenoun

A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to carry money in; by extension, any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet; a pocketbook; a portemonnaie.

‘Who steals my purse steals trash.’;

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Backpack

A backpack—also called knapsack, rucksack, rucksac, pack, sackpack, booksack, bookbag or backsack—is, in its simplest frameless form, a fabric sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders, but it can have an external frame, internal frame, and there are bodypacks. Backpacks are commonly used by hikers and students, and are often preferred to handbags for carrying heavy loads or carrying any sort of equipment, because of the limited capacity to carry heavy weights for long periods of time in the hands.

Pursenoun

Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.

Pursenoun

A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.

Pursenoun

A specific sum of money

Purseverb

To put into a purse.

‘I will go and purse the ducats straight.’;

Purseverb

To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit.

‘Thou . . . didst contract and purse thy brow.’;

Purseverb

To steal purses; to rob.

‘I'll purse: . . . I'll bet at bowling alleys.’;

Pursenoun

a bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women);

‘she reached into her bag and found a comb’;

Pursenoun

a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse;

‘he made the contribution out of his own purse’; ‘he and his wife shared a common purse’;

Pursenoun

a small bag for carrying money

Pursenoun

a sum of money offered as a prize;

‘the purse barely covered the winner's expenses’;

Purseverb

contract one's lips into a rounded shape

Purseverb

gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker;

‘purse ones's lips’;

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