[pur-puh s] /ˈpɜr pəs/
the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc.
an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal.
the subject in hand; the point at issue.
practical result, effect, or advantage:
to act to good purpose.
verb (used with object), purposed, purposing.
to set as an aim, intention, or goal for oneself.
to intend; design.
to resolve (to do something):
He purposed to change his way of life radically.
verb (used without object), purposed, purposing.
to have a purpose.
on purpose, by design; intentionally:
How could you do such a thing on purpose?
to the purpose, relevant; to the point:
Her objections were not to the purpose.
the reason for which anything is done, created, or exists
a fixed design, outcome, or idea that is the object of an action or other effort
fixed intention in doing something; determination: a man of purpose
practical advantage or use: to work to good purpose
that which is relevant or under consideration (esp in the phrase to or from the purpose)
on purpose, intentionally
to intend or determine to do (something)
c.1300, “intention, aim, goal,” from Anglo-French purpos, Old French porpos “aim, intention” (12c.), from porposer “to put forth,” from por- “forth” (from Latin pro- “forth;” see pur-) + Old French poser “to put, place” (see pose (v.1)). On purpose “by design” is attested from 1580s; earlier of purpose (early 15c.).
late 14c., from Anglo-French purposer “to design,” Old French porposer “to intend, propose,” variant of proposer (see propose).
[pur-puh-siv] /ˈpɜr pə sɪv/ adjective 1. having, showing, or acting with a , intention, or design. 2. adapted to a or end. 3. serving some . 4. determined; resolute. 5. of or characteristic of . /ˈpɜːpəsɪv/ adjective 1. relating to, having, or indicating conscious intention 2. serving a purpose; useful adj. 1849, from purpose + […]
[per-pres-cher] /pərˈprɛs tʃər/ noun, Law. 1. the wrongful enclosure of or intrusion upon lands, waters, or other property rightfully belonging to the public at large.
- Purpura annularis telangiectodes
purpura annularis telangiectodes purpura an·nu·lar·is tel·an·gi·ec·to·des (ān’yə-lâr’ĭs těl-ān’jē-ĭk-tō’dēz) n. Ring-shaped skin lesions primarily of the lower extremities that are made up of minute telangiectases or minute purple-red spots filled with blood hemosiderin deposits. Also called Majocchi’s disease.
- Purpura fulminans
purpura fulminans purpura ful·mi·nans (fŭl’mə-nānz’) n. A severe and fatal form of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura that occurs especially in children, usually following an infectious illness, and that is characterized by low blood pressure, fever, and disseminated intravascular coagulation.