Significado de "purpose" - Learner’s Dictionary

purpose

noun us uk /ˈpɜːpəs/
The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future of the company.The purpose of the exercise is to judge a soldier's fitness for combat.You came here with the express purpose of causing trouble.The purpose of a conclusion is to sum up the main points of an essay.I bought it solely for that purpose.
REASON [ C ]

B1 why you do something or why something exists:

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:

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

B1 intentionally:

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

to have a use:

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

(Definición de purpose del Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)