purpose translate English to Russian: Cambridge Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "purpose" - English-Russian dictionary

See all translations

purpose

noun
 
 
/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.Goals and purposes
INTENTION [U] the feeling of knowing what you want to do
целеустремленность
He seems to have lost all sense of purpose.Strength of will and determination
on purpose B1 intentionally
умышленно, нарочно
I didn't do it on purpose, it was an accident.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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) Goals and purposes
(Definition of purpose from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “purpose” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More