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Definitions of purr

  1. make a soft swishing sound, as of a motor working or wings flapping Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make a soft swishing sound; "the motor whirred"; "the car engine purred" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. To murmur as a cat. See Pur. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The low murmuring sound made by a cat; pur. See Pur. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The low murmuring of a cat when pleased. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To show by making such a sound; as, she purred her contentment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Utter a low murmuring sound. Also, pur. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A low vibratory murmur, like the sound of contentment made by a cat; purring thrill. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Murmur uttered by cats. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To utter a purr. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To make a low murmuring sound, as a cat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A prolonged murmur, as of a cat when pleased. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Purring. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Purringly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The low, murmuring, continued sound of a cat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To signify by purring. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To utter a low, murmuring, continued sound. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. See pur. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. PUR, pur, v.i. to utter a low, murmuring sound, as a cat when pleased: to signify by, or as by, purring.--ns. PURR; PURR'ING, the low, murmuring sound of a cat.--adv. PURR'INGLY. [Imit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. (Of cat or other feline animal, fig. of person) make low continuous vibratory sound expressing pleasure; utter, express, (words, contentment) thus; (n.) such sound. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. The low, murmuring, continued sound of a cat ; a kind of growl, expressive of contentment or pleasure. Cabinet Dictionary

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