Purpose

  • (verb): Propose or intend.
    Synonyms: aim, purport, propose
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on purpose, purposes:

Purpose Driven
... The trademarked term purpose driven comes from the teaching of Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California ... in Warren's best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Church, first published in 1995 ... The basic premise of the Purpose Driven paradigm is for a pastor to recognize and be obedient to God's purposes for his people and his church and organize around developing these ...
Education Quality And Accountability Office - Purpose - EQAO Vs Classroom Tests
... Classroom tests measure how well students have learned specific information provide quick results teachers can use to modify teaching strategies may have subjective components, based on the teacher’s knowledge of each student, and provide results that may not be comparable across the school, board or province EQAO tests measure students’ cumulative knowledge and skills in relation to a provincial standard are given at key stages of students’ education are administered, scored and reported on in a consistent and objective manner and provide results that are comparable across the school, board, and province from year to year. ...
General Purpose Input/Output
... General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) is a generic pin on a chip whose behavior (including whether it is an input or output pin) can be controlled (programmed) by the user at run time ... GPIO pins have no special purpose defined, and go unused by default ...
Kentucky Wildcats Football - First Team All-SEC
... Back 2003 Derek Abney Kick Returner 2003 Antonio Hall Offensive Tackle 2005 Rafael Little All-Purpose 2006 Keenan Burton All-Purpose 2006 Jacob Tamme Tight End 2006 ...
Collegiality
... are those explicitly united in a common purpose and respecting each other's abilities to work toward that purpose ... the word collegiality can connote respect for another's commitment to the common purpose and ability to work toward it ... college is sometimes used in a broad sense to mean a group of colleagues united in a common purpose, and used in proper names, such as Electoral ...

More definitions of "purpose":

  • (noun): The quality of being determined to do or achieve something.
    Example: "He is a man of purpose"
    Synonyms: determination
  • (verb): Reach a decision.
    Synonyms: resolve
  • (noun): An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
    Synonyms: intent, intention, aim, design

Famous quotes containing the word purpose:

    What if we fail to stop the erosion of cities by automobiles?... In that case America will hardly need to ponder a mystery that has troubled men for millennia: What is the purpose of life? For us, the answer will be clear, established and for all practical purposes indisputable: The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles.
    Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)

    The technologist was the final guise of the white missionary, industrialization the last gospel of a dying race and living standards a substitute for a purpose in living.
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)

    Man, her last work, who seemed so fair,
    Such splendid purpose in his eyes,
    Who rolled the psalm to wintry skies,
    Who built him fanes of fruitless prayer,

    Who trusted God was love indeed
    And love Creation’s final law—
    Though Nature, red in tooth and claw
    With ravine, shrieked against his creed—
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)