Translation of "purpose" - English-Japanese dictionary


noun uk /ˈpɜː·pəs/ us /ˈpɜr·pəs/

B1 why you do something or why something exists

目的, 意図, ねらい
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.

わざと, 故意に
I didn’t do it on purpose – it was an accident.

(Translation of “purpose” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)