Definition of Bourse

1. Noun. The stock exchange in Paris.




Definition of Bourse

1. n. An exchange, or place where merchants, bankers, etc., meet for business at certain hours; esp., the Stock Exchange of Paris.

Definition of Bourse

1. Noun. A stock exchange. ¹

2. Noun. A meeting of stamp collectors and/or dealers, where stamps and covers are sold or exchanged. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bourse

1. a stock exchange [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bourse

1. An exchange, or place where merchants, bankers, etc, meet for business at certain hours; especially, the Stock Exchange of Paris. Origin: F. Bourse purse, exchange, LL. Bursa, fr. Gr. Skin, hide, of which a purse was usually made. Cf. Purse, Burse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bourse

bourn
bourne
bournes
bournless
bournonite
bournonites
bournous
bournouses
bourns
bourree
bourrees
bourrelet
bourrelets
bourride
bourrides
bourse (current term)
bourses
boursier
boursiers
boursin
boursins
bourtree
bourtrees
bouse
boused
bouser
bousers
bouses
bousier
bousiest

Literary usage of Bourse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"'If ' you were to see the steps of the bourse at about 4 in the The bourse ' afternoon, and the crowd of blouses and patches among the victims. ..."

2. Paris and Environs with Routes from London to Paris: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker, Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1900)
"They represent the Inauguration of the bourse by Charles X., ... The annual amount of business transacted in the bourse has been calculated at 100 milliards ..."

3. Familiar Allusions: A Hand-book of Miscellaneous Information Including the by William Adolphus Wheeler, Charles Gardner Wheeler (1894)
"bourse, La. [Exchange, or Stock Exchange.] A stately edifice iu the Place de la bourse, Paris. It is in the form of a parallelogram, witli a surrounding ..."

4. Preliminary Economic Studies of the War by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division of Economics and History (1919)
"CHAPTER XI The French bourse during the War In our chapter on " France at the outbreak of the war," attention was centered on the bourse. ..."

5. Effects of the War on Money, Credit and Banking in France and the United States by Benjamin MacAlester Anderson (1919)
"CHAPTER XI The French bourse during the War In our chapter on " France at the outbreak of the war," attention was centered on the bourse. ..."

6. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York by John Romeyn Brodhead, Berthold Fernow, Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, New York (State). Legislature (1858)
"(Signed), A. bourse. Resolution of the States-General. [ Tram the Register of "We>t ... Received a letter from Commissary bourse, written at Flushing the ..."

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