Purple Heart


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Purple Heart

n.
A US military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces who have been wounded in action.

purple heart

or

purpleheart

n
1. (Plants) any of several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus Peltogyne
2. (Forestry) the decorative purple heartwood of any of these trees
3. (Recreational Drugs) informal chiefly Brit a heart-shaped purple tablet consisting mainly of amphetamine

Purple Heart

n
(Military) a decoration awarded to members of the US Armed Forces for a wound incurred in action

Pur′ple Heart′


n.
a medal awarded U.S. service personnel for wounds received in action against an enemy.
[1930–35, Amer.]

pur•ple•heart

(ˈpɜr pəlˌhɑrt)

n.
the hard purplish wood of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Peltogyne, of the legume family, used for making furniture.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Purple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in actionPurple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
2.purple heart - a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
Translations

purple heart

n
(esp Brit inf) → Amphetamintablette f
(US) Purple HeartPurpurherz nt, → Verwundetenabzeichen nt

purple heart

n (fam) → pillola di amfetamina
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Cadbury Dairy Milk is encouraging people to unite against cyberbullying and lend support to a friend by posting a purple heart when they come across a troll or a negative comment on social media platforms.
The Purple Heart is a combat decoration awarded to military personnel injured in war, according to the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
7, we take time on Purple Heart Day to recognize all those who have been killed or wounded in military service, for their sacrifices to the nation.
"Those who hold the Purple Heart, the recognition of wounds taken in battle, will now receive priority consideration when it comes to claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs," said Secretary Wilkie.
Purple Heart recipients are already treated on a priority basis at VA hospitals and are exempt from co-payments for their medical care.
For more information about the Purple Heart Day Banquet or CCHR, please call (727) 442-8820 or email info@cchrflorida.org.
America's Purple Heart gong is one of the most recognised and respected medals awarded to members of the US armed forces.
Those unable to attend the service can still place a purple heart on the memorial tree which can be collected at the Customer Service Centre at Renfrewshire House.
"It is a privilege and an honor to be able to give back to Purple Heart veterans by providing their children with a beautiful, confidence-boosting smile."
"At Purple Heart Homes, we are [offering renovations] to our veterans so they can Live with dignity and the independence they deserve.
"This expansion is sure to affect thousands of veterans, specifically Purple Heart recipients, survivors and dependents, who have sacrificed so much for our country."
There was pushback Wednesday on the legislation, which would let voters decide whether Purple Heart recipients should get property tax exemptions.