Warning: mysql_numrows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/kidsnetau/dictionary_content.txt on line 15

Dictionary

  Definition of purpose
  1. the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
  2. what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
  3. 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 d
  4. reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again"
  5. propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
Similar Words: determination, function, role, use, intent, intention, aim, design, resolve, purport, propose

 

Hyponyms: doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity, indefatigability, indefatigableness, tirelessness, diligence, industriousness, industry, raison d'etre, mind, idea, cross-purpose, sake, view, will

 

Attributes: functional, nonfunctional

 

Derivational Morphology: resolve, aim, purport, propose, serve, function, design, plan, project, contrive, intend, mean, think, resolution, declaration, determination, intent, spirit, intention, object, objective, target

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 目的   Dutch: reden  
Finnish: tarkoitus   French: but  
German: Zweck   Hebrew: מטרה  
Hungarian: szándék   Italian: proposito  
Japanese: 目的   Korean: 목적  
Norwegian: mål   Portuguese: propósito  
Romanian: scop   Russian: цель  
Spanish: propósito   Swedish: avsikt  
 
  Search Dictionary

Search the meaning/definition of over one hundred thousand words!
 
 
  
  Random Word
unshod means not shod; (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals; "discalced friars"; ... more
 
  Find words starting with:
   
A
B
C
   
D
E
F
   
G
H
I
   
J
K
L
   
M
N
O
   
P
Q
R
   
S
T
U
   
V
W
X
   
Y
Z