Definition of purpose

Definition of purpose
  1. purpose Noun An object to be reached; a target; an aim; a goal.
  2. purpose Noun A result that is desired; an intention.
  3. purpose Noun The act of intending to do something; resolution; determination.
  4. purpose Noun The subject of discourse; the point at issue.
  5. purpose Noun The reason for which something is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way.
  6. purpose Verb Have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
  7. purpose Verb ("passive") Designed for some purpose.
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