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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.
More "Purpose" Quotations

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