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Definition of purple
a color intermediate between red and blue:the painting was mostly in shades of blue and purple purple clothing or material. (also Tyrian purple) a crimson dye obtained from some mollusks, formerly used for fabric worn by an emperor or senior magistrate in ancient Rome or Byzantium.
) (in ancient Rome or Byzantium) clothing made from fabric dyed with Tyrian purple.
) (in ancient Rome) a position of rank, authority, or privilege:he was too young to assume the purple
) the scarlet official dress of a cardinal.
of a color intermediate between red and blue:a faded purple T-shirt
become or make purple in color: [no object]:Ed’s cheeks purpled [with object]:the neon was purpling the horizon above the highway