\ ˈbu̇rs How to pronounce bourse (audio) \

Definition of bourse

1 : exchange sense 5a specifically : a European stock exchange
2 : a sale of numismatic or philatelic items on tables (as at a convention)

Examples of bourse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, the exchange was the world’s second largest bourse in terms of IPO funding. Mary Hui, Quartz, 27 May 2021 The Monetary Authority of Singapore, the central bank, gave an in-principle approval to the new bourse to trade assets from shares, bonds and private-equity funds, the bank said. Chanyaporn Chanjaroen,, 10 Dec. 2020 As commodity prices soared in the early 2000s—especially those of gold and copper, in which Mongolia abounds—the nation briefly became the world’s fastest-growing economy with its best-performing bourse. Time, 14 Apr. 2021 The bourse is hopping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon by minting non-fungible tokens, or NFTs. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 13 Apr. 2021 The company is listed on the local bourse and has a market capitalization of around $800 million. Costas Paris, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 The Indonesian bourse is seeing a resurgence of small investors, who tend to follow stock celebrities, according to Thendra Crisnanda, head of research at PT MNC Sekuritas in Jakarta. Ishika Mookerjee,, 15 Jan. 2021 After the stellar debut on the bourse in December 2020, the company’s stock has gone up by more than 141% from its offer price of Rs60. Prathamesh Mulye, Quartz India, 13 Jan. 2021 During the opening ceremony at the Warsaw bourse, CEO also pledged more investment and hiring. Konrad Krasuski,, 11 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of bourse

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bourse

Middle French, literally, purse, from Medieval Latin bursa — more at purse

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12 Jun 2021

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“Bourse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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