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PURE, a. [L. purus.]

1. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; clear; free from mixture; as pure water; pure clay; pure sand; pure air; pure silver of gold. Pure wine is very scare.

2. Free from moral defilement; without spot; not sullied or tarnished; incorrupt; undebased by moral turpitude; holy.

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil. Hab.1. Prov.20.

3. Genuine; real; true; incorrupt; unadulterated; as pure religion. James 1.

4. Unmixed; separate from any other subject or from every thing foreign; as pure mathematics.

5. Free from guilt; guiltless; innocent.

No hand of strife is pure, but that which wins.

6. Not vitiated with improper or corrupt words or phrases; as a pure style of discourse or composition.

7. Disinterested; as pure benevolence.

8. Chaste; as a pure virgin.

9. Free from vice or moral turpitude. Tit.1.

10. Ceremonially clean; unpolluted. Ezra 6.

11. Free from any thing improper; as, his motives are pure.

12. Mere; absolute; that and that only; unconnected with any thing else; as a pure villain. He did that from pure compassion, or pure good nature.

PURE, v.t. To purify; to cleanse. [Not in use.]




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PURE, a. [L. purus.]

1. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; clear; free from mixture; as pure water; pure clay; pure sand; pure air; pure silver of gold. Pure wine is very scare.

2. Free from moral defilement; without spot; not sullied or tarnished; incorrupt; undebased by moral turpitude; holy.

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil. Hab.1. Prov.20.

3. Genuine; real; true; incorrupt; unadulterated; as pure religion. James 1.

4. Unmixed; separate from any other subject or from every thing foreign; as pure mathematics.

5. Free from guilt; guiltless; innocent.

No hand of strife is pure, but that which wins.

6. Not vitiated with improper or corrupt words or phrases; as a pure style of discourse or composition.

7. Disinterested; as pure benevolence.

8. Chaste; as a pure virgin.

9. Free from vice or moral turpitude. Tit.1.

10. Ceremonially clean; unpolluted. Ezra 6.

11. Free from any thing improper; as, his motives are pure.

12. Mere; absolute; that and that only; unconnected with any thing else; as a pure villain. He did that from pure compassion, or pure good nature.

PURE, v.t. To purify; to cleanse. [Not in use.]


PURE, a. [L. purus; It. and Sp. puro; Fr. pur; W. pûr; Sax. pur; Heb. בר. The verb ברר signifies to separate, free, clear; a sense taken from driving off. The word varied in orthography, occurs in Ch. Syr. and Ar. See ברא in the Introduction. Class Br, No. 7, and 6, 8, 9, 10.]

  1. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; clear; free from mixture; as, pure water; pure clay; pure sand; pure air; pure silver or gold. Pure wine is very scarce.
  2. Free from moral defilement; without spot; not sullied or tarnished; incorrupt; undebased by moral turpitude; holy. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil. – Hab. i. Prov. xx.
  3. Genuine; real; true; incorrupt; unadulterated; as, pure religion. James i.
  4. Unmixed; separate from any other subject or from every thing foreign; as, pure mathematics.
  5. Free from guilt; guiltless; innocent. No hand of strife is pure, but that which wins. – Daniel.
  6. Not vitiated with improper or corrupt words or phrases; as, a pure style of discourse or composition.
  7. Disinterested; as, pure benevolence.
  8. Chaste; as, a pure virgin.
  9. Free from vice or moral turpitude. – Tit. i.
  10. Ceremonially clean; unpolluted. – Ezra vi.
  11. Free from any thing improper; as, his motives are pure.
  12. Mere; absolute; that and that only; unconnected with any thing else; as, a pure villain. He did that from pure compassion, or pure good nature.

PURE, v.t.

To purify; to cleanse. [Not in use.] – Chaucer.


Pure
  1. 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.

    The pure fetters on his shins great. Chaucer.

    A guinea is pure gold if it has in it no alloy. I. Watts.

  2. Free from moral defilement or quilt; hence, innocent; guileless; chaste; -- applied to persons.

    "Keep thyself pure." 1 Tim. v. 22.

    Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience. 1 Tim. i. 5.

  3. Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; -- applied to things and actions.

    "Pure religion and impartial laws." Tickell. "The pure, fine talk of Rome." Ascham.

    Such was the origin of a friendship as warm and pure as any that ancient or modern history records. Macaulay.

  4. Ritually clean; fitted for holy services.

    Thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the Lord. Lev. xxiv. 6.

  5. Of a single, simple sound or tone; -- said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.

    Pure-impure, completely or totally impure. "The inhabitants were pure-impure pagans." Fuller. -- Pure blue. (Chem.) See Methylene blue, under Methylene. -- Pure chemistry. See under Chemistry. -- Pure mathematics, that portion of mathematics which treats of the principles of the science, or contradistinction to applied mathematics, which treats of the application of the principles to the investigation of other branches of knowledge, or to the practical wants of life. See Mathematics. Davies *** Peck (Math. Dict. ) -- Pure villenage (Feudal Law), a tenure of lands by uncertain services at the will of the lord. Blackstone.

    Syn. -- Unmixed] clear; simple; real; true; genuine; unadulterated; uncorrupted; unsullied; untarnished; unstained; stainless; clean; fair; unspotted; spotless; incorrupt; chaste; unpolluted; undefiled; immaculate; innocent; guiltless; guileless; holy.

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PURE, adjective [Latin purus.]

1. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; clear; free from mixture; as pure water; pure clay; pure sand; pure air; pure silver of gold. pure wine is very scare.

2. Free from moral defilement; without spot; not sullied or tarnished; incorrupt; undebased by moral turpitude; holy.

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil. Habakkuk 1:13. Proverbs 20:9.

3. Genuine; real; true; incorrupt; unadulterated; as pure religion. James 1:27.

4. Unmixed; separate from any other subject or from every thing foreign; as pure mathematics.

5. Free from guilt; guiltless; innocent.

No hand of strife is pure but that which wins.

6. Not vitiated with improper or corrupt words or phrases; as a pure style of discourse or composition.

7. Disinterested; as pure benevolence.

8. Chaste; as a pure virgin.

9. Free from vice or moral turpitude. Titus 1:15.

10. Ceremonially clean; unpolluted. Ezra 6:20.

11. Free from any thing improper; as, his motives are pure

12. Mere; absolute; that and that only; unconnected with any thing else; as a pure villain. He did that from pure compassion, or pure good nature.

PURE, verb transitive To purify; to cleanse. [Not in use.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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