Dictionary Results for purpose


1. purpose - noun

· an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

Synonym(s): intent, intention, aim, design

Hypernym(s): goal, end




2. purpose - noun

· what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

Synonym(s): function, role, use

Hypernym(s): utility, usefulness




3. purpose - noun

· the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"

Synonym(s): determination

Hypernym(s): resoluteness, firmness, firmness_of_purpose, resolve, resolution




4. purpose - verb

· propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"

Synonym(s): aim, purport, propose

Hypernym(s): intend, mean, think




5. purpose - verb

· reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again"

Synonym(s): resolve

Hypernym(s): decide, make_up_one%27s_mind, determine





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