What is purpose?

  • (verb): Reach a decision.
    Synonyms: resolve
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on purpose, purposes:

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 ...
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. ...
Purpose Driven
... The trademarked term purpose driven comes from the teaching of Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California ... embodied 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 ...
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 ... GPIO pins have no special purpose defined, and go unused by default ...
Collegiality
... Colleagues are those explicitly united in a common purpose and respecting each other's abilities to work toward that purpose ... word collegiality can connote respect for another's commitment to the common purpose and ability to work toward it ...

More definitions of "purpose":

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

Famous quotes containing the word purpose:

    ... the word “education” has an evil sound in politics; there is a pretense of education,
    when the real purpose is coercion without the use of force.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine, but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. Its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can exist.
    George Marshall (1880–1959)

    I am firmly opposed to the government entering into any business the major purpose of which is competition with our citizens ... for the Federal Government deliberately to go out to build up and expand ... a power and manufacturing business is to break down the initiative and enterprise of the American people; it is the destruction of equality of opportunity amongst our people, it is the negation of the ideals upon which our civilization has been based.
    Herbert Hoover (1874–1964)