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Definition of Purpose


  1. That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan.
  2. Proposal to another; discourse.
  3. Instance; example.
  4. To set forth; to bring forward.
  5. To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; -- often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.
  6. To have a purpose or intention; to discourse.

Purpose Quotations

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers - if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.
Marla Gibbs

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Dalai Lama

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
Ayn Rand

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. - Sydney J. Harris
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
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Purpose Translations

purpose in Afrikaans is doel, oogmerk
purpose in Dutch is doelwit, honk, doel, doelstelling, wit
purpose in German is absicht, Absicht {f}, Zweck {m}, Zweck
purpose in Italian is scopo, proposito
purpose in Latin is consilium, finis, propositum
purpose in Portuguese is alvo, finalidade
purpose in Spanish is finalidad, fin, conato

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