Definition for purple

adjective as in having a hue of blue and red colors mixed together

noun as in blue and red colors mixed together

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Example Sentences

However, the observations in purple exceeded four inches and launched into our boom scenario.

Schools that opened while they were in the red tier can actually open in the purple tier.

Schools that had not offered on-campus schooling for at least one entire grade level at least part of the week during the red tier cannot expand reopenings while in the purple tier – which San Diego County is in now.

On the ceiling of a small chamber in another Sulawesi cave, the researchers found a large pig painting — like the others, executed in red or dark red and purple mineral pigments — that dates to between 32,000 and 73,400 years ago.

Spearheaded by Stacey Abrams and her organization Fair Fight, together with many activist and grassroots organizations, Georgia turned a brilliant deep shade of blue, very close to purple, but blue nonetheless.

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Black and purple bunting went up over the doorway at the 84th Precinct stationhouse where Ramos and Liu had been assigned.

She says that every film she makes, she has to hit someone—The Color Purple, The Butler, and Selma.

Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah will never come anywhere close to being purple.

Here and there, sparingly, one of the dolls might be purple or green: “Rainbow Piets,” they call them.

Worse, when Richman woke up the next morning, her entire ear was purple.

A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.

Its pages are filled with the purple gowns of kings and the scarlet trappings of the warrior.

She was in a soiled dressing gown of purple flannel, with several of the buttons off.

Wright's stain gives the nucleus a deep purple color and the cytoplasm a pale robin's-egg blue in typical cells.

Malarial parasites stain characteristically: the cytoplasm, sky-blue; the chromatin, reddish-purple.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to purple, such as: lavender, lilac, mauve, periwinkle, plum, and violet.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.