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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pur·pose /ˈpɝpəs/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 通用的 AP

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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·pose, v. i. To have a purpose or intention; to discourse. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·pose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purposed p. pr. & vb. n. Purposing.]
 1. To set forth; to bring forward. [Obs.]
 2. To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; -- often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.
    Did nothing purpose against the state.   -- Shak.
    I purpose to write the history of England from the accession of King James the Second down to a time which is within the memory of men still living.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pur·pose n.
 1. That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan.
    He will his firste purpos modify.   --Chaucer.
    As my eternal purpose hath decreed.   -- Milton.
 The flighty purpose never is o'ertook
 Unless the deed go with it.   --Shak.
 2. Proposal to another; discourse. [Obs.]
 3. Instance; example. [Obs.]
 In purpose, Of purpose, On purpose, with previous design; with the mind directed to that object; intentionally. On purpose is the form now generally used.
 Syn: -- design; end; intention; aim. See Design.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your
           planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new
           translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was
           created with the conscious aim of answering immediate
           needs"; "he made no secret of his designs" [syn: intent,
            intention, aim, design]
      2: what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to
         bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
         [syn: function, role, use]
      3: the quality of being determined to do or achieve something;
         "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a
         man of purpose" [syn: determination]
      v 1: propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon" [syn: aim, purport,
      2: reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again" [syn: resolve]