bourse


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bourse

 (bo͝ors)
n.
A stock exchange, especially one in a continental European city.

[French, purse, bourse, from Late Latin bursa, bag; see bursa.]

Bourse

(bʊəs)
n
(Stock Exchange) a stock exchange of continental Europe, esp the one in Paris
[C19: from French, literally: purse, from Medieval Latin bursa, ultimately from Greek: leather]

bourse

(bʊərs)

n.
a stock exchange, esp. the stock exchange of certain European cities.
[1835–45; < French: literally, purse; see bursa]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bourse - the stock exchange in ParisBourse - the stock exchange in Paris    
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bourse

[ˈbʊərs] nbourse f
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Had we been brought into the market a twelvemonth later, there is no question that we should have been caught up within a week, by the wife or daughter of some of the operatives at the Bourse.
= various French noble families; a bouder = silent; Jacques Lafitte = French financier (1767-1844) who supported the 1830 July Revolution; Bourse = stock exchange}
There were friends who seemed to be always coming and going across the Channel, on errands about the Bourse, and Greek and Spanish and India and Mexican and par and premium and discount and three quarters and seven eighths.
Mr Lammle came on the scene last, for he was always late, and so were the frequenters always late; all hands being bound to be made late, by private information about the Bourse, and Greek and Spanish and India and Mexican and par and premium and discount and three quarters and seven eighths.
Already Dantes had visited this maritime Bourse two or three times, and seeing all these hardy free-traders, who supplied the whole coast for nearly two hundred leagues in extent, he had asked himself what power might not that man attain who should give the impulse of his will to all these contrary and diverging minds.
As for the Palace of the Bourse, which is Greek as to its colonnade, Roman in the round arches of its doors and windows, of the Renaissance by virtue of its flattened vault, it is indubitably a very correct and very pure monument; the proof is that it is crowned with an attic, such as was never seen in Athens, a beautiful, straight line, gracefully broken here and there by stovepipes.
"Bourse, six hundred thousand livres; various property, two millions.
There is a brisk lookout on the toilet; injunctions passed around to every one to put on their best face and be spry; and now all are arranged in a circle for a last review, before they are marched up to the Bourse.
Everybody meets everybody else at least once a day on the pavement opposite the Bourse."
The immorality of his private life, his intimacy with Barras and Bernadotte, displeased the First Consul even more than his manoeuvres at the Bourse, and he struck du Bousquier's name from the list of the government contractors.
At such periods not a dinner took place among bold schemers or financial and political lobbyists where the opinions of the Bourse and the Bank, the secrets of diplomacy, and the policy necessitated by the state of affairs in Europe were not canvassed and discussed.
Some economic analysts believe that the real weapon of mass destruction Tehran is preparing to deploy is not a nuclear bomb, but rather the proposed Iranian Oil Bourse (IOB), which is scheduled to open in March.