• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burse A fund or foundation for the maintenance of needy scholars in their studies; also, the sum given to the beneficiaries.
    • Burse A kind of bazaar. "She says she went to the burse for patterns."
    • Burse A purse; also, a vesicle; a pod; a hull.
    • Burse An exchange, for merchants and bankers, in the cities of continental Europe. Same as Bourse.
    • Burse (Eccl) An ornamental case of hold the corporal when not in use.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n burse A bag; a pouch; a purse. Specifically— A bag used to cover a crown. Eccles., a receptacle for the corporal and chalice-cover. It is square and flat, made of cardboard covered with rich silk or cloth of gold, embroidered and studded with jewels, open on one side only, and placed over the chalice-veil when the sacred vessels are carried to the altar by the celebrant.
    • n burse Anything resembling a purse; a vesicle; a pod.
    • n burse A bourse; an exchange: as, “merchants' burses,”
    • n burse A bursary. See bursary
    • n burse The burse, the Royal Exchange in London, built by Sir Thomas Gresham in 1566, or the New Exchange, called Britain's Burse, and afterward Exeter 'Change, built in 1609 by the Earl of Salisbury on the site of the present Exeter Hall in the Strand. There were shops over the exchange, where female finery was sold. Hence the allusion in the quotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Burse a purse, an obsolete form of Bourse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. bursa, or F. bourse,. See Bourse, and cf. Bursch Purse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. bursariusbursa, a purse—Gr. byrsa, skin or leather.


In literature:

Gif me my burse, Erkelenz.
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
It was copied from the famous Burse at Antwerp, which still stands.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
A certain yearly aid is called a burse.
"The Autobiography of St. Ignatius" by Saint Ignatius Loyola
The "burse" is a square, stiff pocket of silk over cardboard, in which the Altar-linen is carried to and from the Altar.
"The Worship of the Church" by Jacob A. Regester
Mass had been said not long since, and the chalice covered with the veil and burse was still on the altar.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
When not in use both corporal and pall are carried in a square silken pocket called the burse.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
It was built of brick, and yet was the most splendid burse then in Europe.
"An Historical Narrative of the Great and Terrible Fire of London, Sept. 2nd 1666" by Gideon Harvey
Serra La Burse, Captain, 328.
"The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)" by John Knox

In news:

Isaiah Burse Reacts to Being a Candidate for the C.F.P.A.
Alexis Burse waves to the crowd at Monroe High School.
Goalkeeper Ray Burse exchanges salutations with his former teammates before halftime of the Carolina RailHawks' 2-1 win over the Puerto Rico Islanders.
Isaiah Burse Reacts to Being a Candidate for the C.F.P.A.

In science:

The participation and work of MN at The 18-th FCAL Collaboration was supported by European Space Agency through PECS RoSpaceGRID C98050 and University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics through program Burse Doctorale from Romanian Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Protection POSDRU/88/1.5/S/56668.
Computing trends using graphic processor in high energy physics