a.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.
3.Free from that which harms, vitiates, weakens, or pollutes; genuine; real; perfect; - applied to things and actions.
4.(Script.) 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.(Phonetics) Of a single, simple sound or tone; - said of some vowels and the unaspirated consonants.
completely or totally impure.
Pure blue
(Chem.) See Methylene blue, under Methylene.
- Fuller.
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.
Pure villenage
(Feudal Law) a tenure of lands by uncertain services at the will of the lord.
- Davies & Peck (Math. Dict.
Adj.1.pure - free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"
impure - combined with extraneous elements
2.pure - without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"
3.pure - concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied; "pure science"
4.pure - (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or gray or black
Synonyms: saturated
5.pure - free from discordant qualities
6.pure - used of persons or behaviors; having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow"
impure - used of persons or behaviors; not morally pure; "impure thoughts"
7.pure - in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"
8.pure - not mixed; "pure oxygen"
Synonyms: unmixed, undiluted
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