Word of the Day
effusion effusion
/ɪ ˈfju ʒən/

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  • purpose purpose  /ˈpɜr pəs/ ?  an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

    purpose meaning(s) 

    1. (n) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    2. (n) what something is used for
    3. (n) the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
    4. (v) propose or intend
    5. (v) reach a decision

    Synonym(s)

    purpose usage(s)

    1. The Alliance gathers to celebrate its 60th anniversary, with no clear sense of its common purpose going forward.
    2. The best-selling megapastor wants to turn the genocide site into the first purpose-driven nation.
  • purpose-built purpose-built  designed and constructed to serve a particular purpose
  • purpose-made purpose-made  designed and constructed to serve a particular purpose
  • purposeful purposeful  /ˈpɜr pəs fəl/ ?  serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal
  • purposefully purposefully  /ˈpɜr pəs fə li/ ?  in a purposeful manner
  • purposefulness purposefulness  the quality of having a definite purpose
  • purposeless purposeless  /ˈpɜr pəs ləs/ ?  not evidencing any purpose or goal
  • purposelessly purposelessly  without a clear purpose
  • purposelessness purposelessness  the quality of lacking any definite purpose
  • purposely purposely  /ˈpɜr pəs li/ ?  with intention; in an intentional manner
  • purposive purposive  /ˈpɜr pə sɪv/ ?  having or showing or acting with a purpose or design
  • purpura purpura  any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding
  • purpura hemorrhagica purpura hemorrhagica  purpura associated with a reduction in circulating blood platelets…
  • purpurate purpurate  color purple
  • purr purr  /ˈpɜr/ ?  a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
  • purse purse  /ˈpɜrs/ ?  a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories…
  • purse seine purse seine  a seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and then…
  • purse string purse string  a drawstring used to close the mouth of a purse
  • purse-proud purse-proud  proud or arrogant because of your wealth (especially in the absence of other…
  • purse-string operation purse-string operation  a surgical procedure in which a suture is used to close the…
  • purser purser  /ˈpɜr sər/ ?  an officer aboard a ship who keeps accounts and attends to the passengers'…
  • purslane purslane  /ˈpɜrs lɪn/ ?  a plant of the family Portulacaceae having fleshy succulent obovate…
  • purslane family purslane family  family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially…
  • purslane speedwell purslane speedwell  North American annual with small white flowers widely naturalized…
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