\ 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)

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Slightly more than 10% of shares traded on the country’s two bourses are used in this way. Shen Hong, WSJ, "Share Buybacks, the Latest Tool to Calm Markets, Surge in China," 21 Nov. 2018 Last month, bourses around the world convulsed and the euro fell to a 10 month low after two euroskeptic parties formed a government that sparked concerns the country might exit the eurozone. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, "The Return of the Political-Risk Trade," 11 June 2018 The remaining 5% is listed on the Riyadh bourse, known as the Tadawul, giving the entire firm a market capitalization of roughly $8.8 billion. Nicolas Parasie And Rory Jones, WSJ, "Saudi Billionaire Resumes His Global Deal-Making," 8 Aug. 2018 With a market capitalization of around $520 billion, the Tadawul, as the bourse is locally named, is the Arab world’s largest stock market. Nicolas Parasie, WSJ, "Saudi Arabia’s Stock Exchange Boosted Ahead of Aramco IPO," 20 June 2018 Bulging Supply Copper inventories on global bourses are at a five-year high Source: LME, Comex, Shanghai Futures Exchange Strikes, or the lack thereof, will also likely feature in conversations among the attendees., "Bloomberg," 21 Apr. 2018 The Milan bourse fell 5.8% from its close on May 25th and the euro fell to an 11-month low against the yen. The Economist, "Italy’s bond yields rise as it heads for another election," 29 May 2018 The Chicago bourse and the investor group had few choices left after the Securities and Exchange Commission blocked the deal last month. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, "Chicago Stock Exchange Ends Proposed Sale to Chinese Investors," 5 Mar. 2018 But that reflected a speculative frenzy on Shanghai’s bourse. The Economist, "History’s biggest firms," 5 July 2018

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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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The first known use of bourse was in 1609

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