purpose translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "purpose" - English-Spanish dictionary

purpose

noun   /ˈpɜː·pəs/
B1 why you do something or why something exists fin, finalidad 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. a propósito I didn’t do it on purpose – it was an accident.
(Definition of purpose from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

purpose

noun /ˈpəːpəs/
the reason for doing something; the aim to which an action etc is directed propósito, fin; razón What is the purpose of your visit?
the use or function of an object función, uso, utilidad The purpose of this lever is to stop the machine in an emergency.
determination determinación a man of purpose.
purposeful adjective
having a definite purpose determinado He was working with a purposeful look on his face.
purposefully adverb
con determinación
purposeless adjective
having no purpose sin sentido; sin propósito purposeless destruction.
purposely adverb
intentionally a propósito, expresamente He did it purposely to attract my attention.
purpose-built adjective
made or built for a particular need or purpose construido especialmente (para) People who use wheelchairs sometimes live in purpose-built houses.
on purpose
intentionally a propósito, adrede Did you break the cup on purpose?
serve a purpose
to be useful in some way servir de/para algo The player’s versatility means that he can serve a purpose in many positions on the pitch.
to no purpose
with no useful results en vano She tried repairing the lawnmower, but it was to no purpose.
(Definition of purpose from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Luckily, no one was hurt. (Adverbs for starting sentences)
Luckily, no one was hurt. (Adverbs for starting sentences)
by ,
June 29, 2016
by Kate Woodford This week we’re looking at adverbs that we use to introduce sentences. We’ll begin with a set of adverbs that we use to show we are grateful for something that happened. Starting with a very common adverb, fortunately often introduces a sentence in which the speaker talks about a good thing that happened,

Read More 

Word of the Day

bae

someone you love; a boyfriend or girlfriend

Word of the Day

creeping obesity noun
creeping obesity noun
June 27, 2016
obesity which results from incremental weight gain over a number of years More than just a holiday glow: Experts reveal taking a vacation can actually save your LIFE (but there is still a risk of ‘creeping obesity’)

Read More