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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋpFpәs 〕


〔 ˊpәːpәs 〕

Overview of noun purpose

The noun purpose has 3 senses

  • purpose, intent, intention, aim, design -- (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")

  • function, purpose, role, use -- (what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?")

  • determination, purpose -- (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")

Overview of verb purpose

The verb purpose has 2 senses

  • aim, purpose, purport, propose -- (propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon")

  • purpose, resolve -- (reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again")