Meaning of PURE in English

adj.1 unmixed, unadulterated (pure white; pure alcohol).

2 of unmixed origin or descent (pure-blooded).

3 chaste.

4 morally or sexually undefiled; not corrupt.

5 guiltless.

6 sincere.

7 mere, simple, nothing but, sheer (it was pure malice).

8 (of a sound) not discordant, perfectly in tune.

9 (of a subject of study) dealing with abstract concepts and not practical application.

10 a (of a vowel) not joined with another in a diphthong. b (of a consonant) not accompanied by another.

Phrases and idioms:

pure science a science depending on deductions from demonstrated truths (e.g. mathematics or logic), or one studied without practical applications.


pureness n.

Etymology: ME f. OF pur pure f. L purus

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.