Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stock exchange, especially one in a continental European city.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stock exchange.
  • n. A meeting of stamp collectors and/or dealers, where stamps and covers are sold or exchanged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stock exchange; specifically, the stock exchange of Paris, and hence used of continental European exchanges in general.
  • n. The bag of a wig. See bag, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the stock exchange in Paris

Etymologies

French, purse, bourse, from Late Latin bursa, bag; see bursa.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French bourse. Compare burse. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The TSE focuses on cash stock transactions while the Osaka bourse operates a derivates trading platform that carries the widely traded Nikkei 225 share index futures contract.

    Japan's Exchanges to Begin Merger Talks

  • The value of the TSE, which isn't listed, will be calculated at around 1.7 times that of the Osaka bourse, the person said.

    Japan Exchanges to Merge

  • The move was seen aimed at propping up the Kuwaiti bourse, which is up 0.8% this year.

    Gulf's Oil-Fired Boom Is at Risk

  • The Polish bourse, which is 99%-state-owned, said last week it wanted a strategic partnership with a large Western exchange, having ruled out selling a stake to a rival because of this month's change in the country's government.

    Exchanges Point to East

  • Capitalised at $2.2 billion, the bourse is the fourth largest in

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "The bourse is a black box that still hasn't been opened," said Ashraf Khairy, who added he holds 2.4 million Egyptian pounds $408,302 in stocks and is 400,000 pounds in debt.

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  • The bourse was the largest for palladium futures at the time.

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  • The Osaka bourse would remain listed on the Jasdaq exchange, the country's biggest market for start-up companies, after the transaction, the person said.

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  • Osaka Securities Exchange Co. jumped 6.9 percent to 460,000, its steepest advance since August 2009, after the Tokyo Stock Exchange said it aims to hold merger discussions with the Osaka bourse operator.

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  • The bourse is the only organization with the power to decide on delistings, he said.

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