We love words – Purpose

Today we analyse the word: Purpose
purpose
ˈpəːpəs/
noun
noun: purpose; plural noun: purposes
  1. 1.
    the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
    “the purpose of the meeting is to appoint a trustee”
    • a particular requirement or consideration, typically one that is temporary or restricted in scope or extent.
      “state pensions are considered as earned income for tax purposes”
  2. 2.
    a person’s sense of resolve or determination.
    “there was a new sense of purpose in her step as she set off”
    synonyms: determination, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, firmness (of purpose), steadfastness,backbone, drive, push, thrust, enthusiasm, ambition, initiative, enterprise, motivation,single-mindedness, commitment, conviction, dedication;

    informalget-up-and-go
    “Middlesbrough had started the game with more purpose and menace”
verb

formal
verb: purpose; 3rd person present: purposes; past tense: purposed; past participle: purposed; gerund or present participle: purposing
  1. 1.
    have as one’s intention or objective.
    “God has allowed suffering, even purposed it”
    synonyms: intend, mean, aim, plan, design, have the intention, have in mind, have a mind; More

Origin
Middle English: from Old French porpos, from the verb porposer, variant of proposer (see propose).
Source: Wikipedia