(noun, verb)


1. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

Similar word(s): aim, design, intent, intention

Definition categories: thought, end, goal

2. what something is used for

Similar word(s): function, role, use

Definition categories: attribute, usefulness, utility

3. the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose

- he is a man of purpose

Similar word(s): determination

Definition categories: attribute, firmness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve

Sentences with purpose as a noun:

- The purpose of turning off the lights overnight is to save energy.


1. propose or intend

Similar word(s): aim, propose, purport

Definition categories: cognition, intend, mean, think

2. reach a decision

Similar word(s): resolve

Definition categories: cognition, decide, determine