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Purr appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • No winos purr: it stupified a mix I made if I put stirrups on – I won!
  • To larrup some star he’s born under, I had a lad a hired nun robs, eh? Rats, emos purr a lot.
  • "O jammed nabobs, a reef a snide man stole corrupted a cadet", purr ocelots named – in safe eras – Bob and Emma-Jo.
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Definition of the noun purr

What does purr mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: purrs

  1. a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: sound = the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Definition of the verb purr

What does purr mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: purred | purring | purrs

  1. make a soft swishing sound
  2. indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats

Alternative definition of the verb purr


  1. [intransitive] Of a cat, to make a vibrating sound in its throat when contented.


  1. Purr is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "Whales Lead To The Deep Sea", "Open transport"
  2. Purr is a musical group.
    • album: "Umbilical"

There are other groups with in their name, like Sabrosa Purr.


  1. "Purr" is a musical album of Dance Hall Crashers.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  2. "Purr" is a musical album of Zonk't.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  3. "Purr" is a musical album of Chien-Yin Chen.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  4. "Purr" is a musical album of Cam.
    • released in (18 years ago)


"Purr" is a book by Mary Ann Samyn.


  1. Purr a.k.a. Purr by Katy Perry is a fragrance created by American singer Katy Perry and Gigantic Parfums. Katy's love for cats influenced both her decision to create the perfume and its design, although further inspiration for the bottle's design came from other perfume products worldwide. Purr features a variety of scents, including citrus fruits. Released in November 2010, it is available in a purple cat-shaped bottle. Purr is available in 1.7 and 3.4 fluid ounce bottles, with a retail price in the US of $35.00 to $45.00 for the smaller size and $65.00 for the larger.
  2. purR is a gene.
  3. purR is a genomic locus.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Purr

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Google previewPharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice (2016)

by Linda Lane Lilley, Julie S. Snyder, Shelly Rainforth Collins

PURR is a handy mnemonic device that represents a fourstep process to facilitate mastery of the material: • Prepare...

Google previewResearch Data Management (2014)

Practical Strategies for Information Professionals by Joyce M. Ray

PURR is an institutional collaboration that provides help in data manage- ment planning, data publishing and discovery, and data preservation. INTRODUCTION : IDENTIFYING DATA CURATION NEEDS Purdue Libraries' foray into data ...

Google previewManual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats - E-Book (2013)

by Karen Overall

The purr is the classic feline sound associated with a contented cat. Nursing kittens purr, and occasionally older cats purr when slightly anxious. Little sonographic information is available about cat calls (McKinley, 1982), but it is conceivable ...

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of Aquinas (2012)

by Brian Davies, Eleonore Stump

Being able to purr is a perfection in the feline world.

Google previewMicrobial Proteomics (2006)

Functional Biology of Whole Organisms by Ian Humphery-Smith, Michael Hecker

PurR is a transcriptional activator which was previously found to activate the transcription of the purDEK and purCSQLF operons in response to the availability of purine bases [85]. PurBox'es, required for activation were found at the right ...

Google previewPharmacology and the Nursing Process7 (2014)

Pharmacology and the Nursing Process by Linda Lane Lilley, Shelly Rainforth Collins, Julie S. Snyder, Diane Savoca

PURR is a handy mnemonic device representing a four-step process that will lead to mastery of material. These steps are as follows: • Prepare • Understand • Rehearse • Review The PURR approach has positive and negative aspects.

Google previewPharmacology and the Nursing Process (2014)

by Linda Lane Lilley, Shelly Rainforth Collins, Julie S. Snyder

PURR is a handy mnemonic device representing a four-step process that will lead to mastery of material. These steps are as follows: • Prepare • Understand • Rehearse • Review The PURR approach has positive and negative aspects.

Google previewTo-day (1852)

A Boston Literary Journal by Charles Hale

The purr is a soft tender note produced by the mingling of a sigh for a nearer approach, with a murmur at deferred absence. If to this be added a humble regard with uplifted eyes, accompanied by a gentle undulating movement of the caudal ...

Google previewYir-Yoront Lexicon (1991)

Sketch and Dictionary of an Australian Language by Barry Alpher

PURR (Ideophone) Var. WURR and ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland (2016)

by Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter McClure

Walter Purr, in Pipe Rolls ( Sussex); Adam le Pur, in Assize Rolls (Wilts); Thomas Purre, in Feet of Fines ( Essex); Agnes Purr, in IGI (Roxwell, Essex); ...

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Usage statistics about purr

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Quotes about Purr

To err is human, to purr feline. (Robert Byrne)
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Scrabble value of P3U1R1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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