Bedeutung von “purpose” im Essential American English Dictionary

purpose

noun us /ˈpɜr·pəs/

B1 why you do something or why something exists:

The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future of the company.
on purpose

B1 If you do something bad on purpose, you wanted or planned to do it:

I didn’t do it on purpose – it was an accident.

(Definition von “purpose” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)