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purpose /ˈpɜːpəs $ ˈpɜːr-/ noun

مفاد ، مفهوم ، غرض ، عزم ، منظور ، هدف ، مقصود ، عمد ، در نظر داشتن ، قصد داشتن ، پیشنهادکردن ، نیت ، قانون ـ فقه: قصد ، مقصود ، روانشناسی: غایت ، بازرگانی: قصد

: purpose (jf)

علوم دریایی: منظور
مهندسی صنایع: هدف ، قصد ، منظور مهندسی صنایع: نت: هدف-مقصود کامپیوتر: هدف

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- reason, aim, idea, intention, object, point
- aim, ambition, desire, end, goal, hope, intention, object, plan, wish
- determination, firmness, persistence, resolution, resolve, single-mindedness, tenacity, will
- on purpose: deliberately, designedly, intentionally, knowingly, purposely
Related Words: destination, direction, aim, goal, mission, objective, point, ambition, aspiration, proposal, proposition, meditate, ponder, consider, conclude, decide, determine, resolve
English Thesaurus: purpose, aim, goal, objective, the object of something, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

purpose S2 W2 /ˈpɜːpəs $ ˈpɜːr-/ noun
[Word Family: noun: purpose, purposefulnesspurposelessness; adverb: purposefullypurposelessly, purposely; adjective: purposefulpurposeless]
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: purpos, from purposer 'to intend', from Latin proponere; propound]

1. [countable] the purpose of something is what it is intended to achieve
purpose of
The purpose of this meeting is to elect a new chairman.
What is the purpose of your visit?
the purpose of doing something
The purpose of conducting a business is to make money.
for the purpose of doing something
Troops were sent solely for the purpose of assisting refugees.
for medical/political/decorative etc purposes
It should be legitimate to use cannabis for medical purposes.
sole/primary/main etc purpose
The protection of children is the primary purpose of this legislation.
serve a purpose (=achieve something)
It would serve no useful purpose to re-open the investigation.

2. [countable] a plan or aim:
Nick had no particular purpose in mind when he started.
sb’s purpose in doing something
Attending the race was not my purpose in coming to Indianapolis.
with the purpose of doing something
He came here with the purpose of carrying out the attack.

3. for ... purposes in a particular situation or when being considered in a particular way:
For tax purposes, you will be treated as a married couple.
The details are, for the present purposes, irrelevant.
for the purposes of something
For the purposes of this book, America is taken to include the continent north of Mexico.

4. on purpose deliberately
do something on purpose
You make it sound as if I did it on purpose!

5. FEELING [uncountable] a feeling of determination to achieve things in life:
It’s so important to have a sense of purpose that it underlies human happiness.
My football career was over and I had no purpose in life.
He possessed great strength of purpose.

6. for all practical purposes (also to all intents and purposes) used to say that something is so close to the truth that it can be considered to be the truth:
The war, to all intents and purposes, was over.
We have a Secretary of State for Scotland who is for all practical purposes a Scottish Prime Minister.

7. serve its purpose if something has served its purpose, it has done what you needed it to do:
We delete the data once it has served its purpose.

8. defeat the purpose to fail to achieve the result you want:
Anxiety will cause tension, which defeats the purpose of the exercise (=the activity or plan).

9. to no purpose formal without any useful results:
She called after them, but to no purpose.

10. to the purpose old-fashioned useful or helpful
purposely, cross-purposes

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. aim/function
ADJ. limited | chief, main, primary, prime, principal | true | sole | practical, useful These bars serve no useful purpose.
general a general-purpose cleaning fluid
common a group of individuals sharing a common purpose
particular, special, specific | dual a toy with the dual purpose of entertaining and developing memory skills
stated | social the view that art should serve a social purpose
VERB + PURPOSE have | lack | accomplish, achieve, fulfil, serve The scheme achieved its primary purpose, if nothing else.
PREP. for a/the ~ I put the chair there for a purpose. a measure introduced for the purpose of protecting the interests of investors
on ~ (= intentionally) He slammed the door on purpose.
PHRASES at cross purposes (= not understanding or having the same aims, etc. as each other) I finally realized that we were talking at cross purposes.
for/with the express purpose of sth The school was founded with the express purpose of teaching deaf children to speak.
for (all) practical purposes Nominally she is the secretary, but for all practical purposes she runs the place.
purpose-built The cycling events will take place in a purpose-built 20,000-seater stadium.
your purpose in life She saw being a doctor as her purpose in life.
put/use sth to (a/some) purpose The old mill has been put to good purpose.
a sense of purpose Encouraged by her example, they all set to work with a fresh sense of purpose.
strength of purpose They had great confidence and strength of purpose.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. purposes: requirements of a particular situation
ADJ. administrative, business, commercial, domestic, educational, insurance, legal, medical, medicinal, political, research, tax, teaching You will need to have the vehicle valued for insurance purposes.
PREP. for … ~ The drug can be sold for medicinal purposes only.
for the ~s of Let's assume he knows, for the purposes of our argument.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


the main/primary purpose
The main purpose of our trip to Arran was to see golden eagles.
the sole purpose
I used to bake cakes for the sole purpose of giving them away.
the real purpose
What was the real purpose of their visit?
the whole purpose (=used for emphasis)
The whole purpose of running a business is to make money.
sth’s original purpose
The building is no longer needed for its original purpose.
a useful purpose
Nuclear weapons serve no useful purpose and should be banned.
a practical purpose
These materials are too fine to have a practical purpose in daily life.
a dual purpose (=two purposes)
A dog can fulfil a dual purpose by providing both company and security.
a common purpose (=one that people share)
We were bound together by a common purpose.
a specific/particular purpose
Training is the acquisition of knowledge and skills for a specific purpose.
for political/military/educational/medicinal etc purposes
This technology could be used for military purposes.
for business/research etc purposes
About one in five of all trips are made for business purposes.
have a purpose
A meeting should have a clear purpose.
serve/fulfil a purpose (=be used in a particular way)
The building must have served a religious purpose.
Many old school buildings are no longer suitable for fulfilling their original purpose.
achieve your purpose (=achieve what you wanted to achieve)
She had achieved her purpose, at least in part.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: The purpose why I have come here is to improve my English.
GOOD: The reason why I have come here is to improve my English.
BAD: The purpose of staying in the United States is to complete my PhD.
GOOD: My reason for staying in the United States is to complete my PhD.

Usage Note:
purpose = what you hope to achieve by doing something; aim: 'The main purpose of the trip is to see Helen's parents.' 'Their purpose in coming here is to promote Australian universities.'
reason = the thing that causes someone to do something: 'The reason why she left him was probably to do with his drinking problem.' 'Did they give you a reason for rejecting your application?'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: at cross purposes , on purpose , to all intents and purposes

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

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