What is purpose?

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

Some articles on purpose, purposes:

Collegiality
... are those explicitly united in a common purpose and respecting each other's abilities to work toward that purpose ... for another's commitment to the common purpose and ability to work toward it ... broad sense to mean a group of colleagues united in a common purpose, and used in proper names, such as Electoral College, College of Cardinals, College of Pontiffs ...
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 ...
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 ... GPIO pins have no special purpose defined, and go unused by default ...
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. ...
Kentucky Wildcats Football - First Team All-SEC
... Hall 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 ...

More definitions of "purpose":

  • (noun): An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
    Synonyms: intent, intention, aim, design
  • (verb): Reach a decision.
    Synonyms: resolve
  • (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:

    Men may construe things after their fashion,
    Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    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)

    In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)