Translation of "purpose" - English-Russian dictionary

purpose

noun uk us /ˈpɜːpəs/
REASON [ C ]

B1 why you do something or why something exists

цель
The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future of the company.
The drug may be legalized for medical purposes.
INTENTION [ U ]

the feeling of knowing what you want to do

целеустремленность
He seems to have lost all sense of purpose.
on purpose

B1 intentionally

умышленно, нарочно
I didn't do it on purpose, it was an accident.
serve a purpose

to have a use

выполнять функцию
These small village shops serve a very useful purpose.
→ See also cross purposes , to/for all intents (and purposes)

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