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Definition of Purpose

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

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Dalai Lama

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

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

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Wayne Dyer
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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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