What is purpose?

  • (noun): The quality of being determined to do or achieve something.
    Example: "He is a man of purpose"
    Synonyms: determination
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on purpose, purposes:

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 ...
Purpose Driven
... The trademarked term purpose driven comes from the teaching of Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California ... This teaching is 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 these ...
Kentucky Wildcats Football - First Team All-SEC
... Offensive Tackle 2005 Rafael Little All-Purpose 2006 Keenan Burton All-Purpose 2006 Jacob Tamme Tight End 2006 Wesley Woodyard Linebacker 2007 Jacob Tamme Tight End 2007 Wesley Woodyard Linebacker 2008 Micah ...
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 ...

More definitions of "purpose":

  • (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:

    As peace is the end of war, so to be idle is the ultimate purpose of the busy.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    Satire exists for the purpose of killing the social being [for the sake of] the true individual, the real human being.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Along the journey we commonly forget its goal. Almost every vocation is chosen and entered upon as a means to a purpose but is ultimately continued as a final purpose in itself. Forgetting our objectives is the most frequent stupidity in which we indulge ourselves.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)