"purpose" meaning in English

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Noun

IPA: /ˈpɝpəs/ [General-American], /ˈpɜːpəs/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˈpɜ.pəs/ [Hong-Kong], /ˈpɜ.poʊs/ [Hong-Kong] Audio: en-us-purpose.ogg [US] Forms: purposes [plural]
Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)pəs Etymology: From Middle English purpos, from Old French purposer (“to propose”) (with conjugation altered based on poser), from Latin prō- (“forth”) + pōnere (“place, put”), hence Latin prōpōnō, prōpōnere. Etymology templates: {{inh|en|enm|purpos|}} Middle English purpos, {{der|en|fro|purposer||to propose}} Old French purposer (“to propose”), {{der|en|la|prō-||forth}} Latin prō- (“forth”), {{der|en|la|propono|prōpōnō, prōpōnere}} Latin prōpōnō, prōpōnere Head templates: {{en-noun|~}} purpose (countable and uncountable, plural purposes)
  1. The end for which something is done, is made or exists. Tags: countable, uncountable Synonyms: end Synonyms (end): aim [goal] Synonyms (intention): aim Translations (end for which something is done, is made or exists): هَدَف (hadaf) [masculine] (Arabic), məqsəd (Azerbaijani), мэ́та (méta) [feminine] (Belarusian), цэль (celʹ) [feminine] (Belarusian), মকসদ (mokśod) (Bengali), цел (cel) [feminine] (Bulgarian), propòsit [masculine] (Catalan), 目的 (mùdì) (Chinese Mandarin), účel [masculine] (Czech), cíl [masculine] (Czech), mål (Danish), reden [feminine] (Dutch), doel [neuter] (Dutch), bedoeling [feminine] (Dutch), nut [neuter] (Dutch), strekking (Dutch), eesmärk (Estonian), otstarve (Estonian), tarkoitus (Finnish), but [masculine] (French), objectif [masculine] (French), Zweck [masculine] (German), Ziel [neuter] (German), 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (leikains) [feminine] (Gothic), σκοπός (skopós) [masculine] (Greek), στόχος (stóchos) [masculine] (Greek), מַטָּרָה (matará) [feminine] (Hebrew), cél (Hungarian), szándék (Hungarian), cuspóir [masculine] (Irish), proposito [masculine] (Italian), finalità [feminine] (Italian), scopo [masculine] (Italian), obiettivo [masculine] (Italian), 目的 (mokuteki) (alt: もくてき) (Japanese), 목적 (mokjeok) (alt: 目的) (Korean), propositum [neuter] (Latin), цел (cel) [feminine] (Macedonian), tanjona (Malagasy), hoaketanga (Maori), makswada [class-6] (Ngazidja Comorian), mål [neuter] (Norwegian Bokmål), cel (Polish), propósito [masculine] (Portuguese), scop [neuter] (Romanian), rost [neuter] (Romanian), țel [neuter] (Romanian), țintă [feminine] (Romanian), цель (celʹ) [feminine] (Russian), предназначе́ние (prednaznačénije) [neuter] (Russian), अर्थ (artha) [masculine] (Sanskrit), rùn [masculine] (Scottish Gaelic), свр̀ха [Cyrillic, feminine] (Serbo-Croatian), ци̑љ [Cyrillic, masculine] (Serbo-Croatian), svr̀ha [Roman, feminine] (Serbo-Croatian), cȋlj [Roman, masculine] (Serbo-Croatian), účel [masculine] (Slovak), cieľ [masculine] (Slovak), namen [masculine] (Slovene), cilj [masculine] (Slovene), propósito [masculine] (Spanish), avsikt [common-gender] (Swedish), วัตถุประสงค์ (wát-tù-bprà-sǒng) (Thai), ціль (cilʹ) (Ukrainian), мета́ (metá) [feminine] (Ukrainian), צוועק (tsvek) [masculine] (Yiddish), pêrpus (Zazaki), meqsed (Zazaki)
    Sense id: en-purpose-en-noun-mSQOvPEC Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 26 2 3 21 16 16 4 12 Disambiguation of 'end': 100 0 0 0 0 Disambiguation of 'intention': 36 24 22 10 8 Disambiguation of 'end for which something is done, is made or exists': 97 0 1 0 1
  2. Function, role. Tags: countable, uncountable
    Sense id: en-purpose-en-noun-CLKKF~-C
  3. (Sense of having a) meaning for existing or doing something. Tags: countable, uncountable Synonyms: meaning
    Sense id: en-purpose-en-noun-pjAS25Kp
  4. Resolution; determination. Tags: countable, uncountable Synonyms (determination): determination, intention, resolution Translations (determination): əzm (Azerbaijani), qətiyyət (Azerbaijani), səbat (Azerbaijani), реши́телност (rešítelnost) [feminine] (Bulgarian), vastberadenheid [feminine] (Dutch), נְחִישׁוּת (nekhishút) [feminine] (Hebrew), eltökéltség (Hungarian), céltudatosság (Hungarian), elszántság (Hungarian), determinazione [feminine] (Italian), decisione [feminine] (Italian), risoluzione [feminine] (Italian), 결심 (gyeolsim) (alt: 決心) (Korean), 결의 (gyeorui) (alt: 決意) (Korean), zamiar (Polish), determinare [feminine] (Romanian), реши́мость (rešímostʹ) [feminine] (Russian), реши́тельность (rešítelʹnostʹ) [feminine] (Russian), упо́рство (upórstvo) [neuter] (Russian), rùn [masculine] (Scottish Gaelic), на̑мера [Cyrillic, feminine] (Serbo-Croatian), на̑мјера [Cyrillic, feminine] (Serbo-Croatian), nȃmera [Roman, feminine] (Serbo-Croatian), nȃmjera [Roman, feminine] (Serbo-Croatian), decisión [feminine] (Spanish), determinación [feminine] (Spanish), resolución [feminine] (Spanish), ezm (Zazaki), qetiyen (Zazaki)
    Sense id: en-purpose-en-noun-gDX2OtZN Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 26 2 3 21 16 16 4 12 Disambiguation of 'determination': 1 1 1 97 1 Disambiguation of 'determination': 1 1 1 97 1
  5. (obsolete) The subject of discourse; the point at issue. Tags: countable, obsolete, uncountable Synonyms (subject of discourse): matter, subject, topic Translations (subject of discourse): sujet [masculine] (French), Thema [neuter] (German), נוֹשֵׂא (nosé) [masculine] (Hebrew), argomento [masculine] (Italian), soggetto [masculine] (Italian), 논점 (nonjeom) (alt: 論點) (Korean), 론점 (ronjeom) (alt: 論點) [North-Korea] (Korean), 논지 (nonji) (alt: 論旨) (Korean), 론지 (ronji) (alt: 論旨) [North-Korea] (Korean), 논쟁점 (nonjaengjeom) (alt: 論爭點) (Korean), temat [masculine] (Polish), zagadnienie [neuter] (Polish), subiect [neuter] (Romanian), temă [feminine] (Romanian), те́ма (téma) [feminine] (Russian), tema [masculine] (Spanish), objeto [masculine] (Spanish), tema (Zazaki)
    Sense id: en-purpose-en-noun-bqsycW7B Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 26 2 3 21 16 16 4 12 Disambiguation of 'subject of discourse': 3 3 2 5 87 Disambiguation of 'subject of discourse': 1 3 2 3 90
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Synonyms: goal, object, target, plan, intention, reason for doing something [reason] Hyponyms: common purpose, metapurpose Translations (intention): δῐᾰ́νοιᾰ (diánoia) [feminine] (Ancient Greek), πρόθεσις (próthesis) [feminine] (Ancient Greek), نِيَّة (niyya) [feminine] (Arabic), niyyət (Azerbaijani), ниәт (niət) (Bashkir), наме́р (namjér) [masculine] (Belarusian), заме́р (zamjér) [masculine] (Belarusian), намере́ние (namerénie) [neuter] (Bulgarian), propòsit [masculine] (Catalan), intenció [feminine] (Catalan), ойла (ojla) (Chechen), 意向 (yìxiàng) (Chinese Mandarin), 意圖 (Chinese Mandarin), 意图 (yìtú) (Chinese Mandarin), úmysl [masculine] (Czech), záměr [masculine] (Czech), mening (Danish), intention (Danish), intentie (Dutch), bedoeling (Dutch), opzet (Dutch), intention [feminine] (French), Intention [feminine] (German), Absicht [feminine] (German), σκοπός (skopós) [masculine] (Greek), πρόθεση (próthesi) [feminine] (Greek), כוונה \ כַּוָּנָה (kavaná) [feminine] (Hebrew), szándék (Hungarian), intenzione (Italian), intento [masculine] (Italian), 意図 (ito) (alt: いと) (Japanese), 意向 (ikō) (alt: いこう) (Japanese), 의도 (uido) (alt: 意圖) (Korean), 목적 (mokjeok) (alt: 目的) (Korean), propositum [neuter] (Latin), намера (namera) [feminine] (Macedonian), fikasana (Malagasy), koronga (Maori), مقصد (maksad) (Ottoman Turkish), هدف (hedef) (Ottoman Turkish), غایه (gaye) (Ottoman Turkish), intencja [feminine] (Polish), propósito [masculine] (Portuguese), intenção [feminine] (Portuguese), objetivo [masculine] (Portuguese), rost [neuter] (Romanian), obiectiv [neuter] (Romanian), intenție [feminine] (Romanian), наме́рение (namérenije) [neuter] (Russian), rùn [masculine] (Scottish Gaelic), на̑мера [Cyrillic, feminine] (Serbo-Croatian), на̑мјера [Cyrillic, feminine] (Serbo-Croatian), nȃmera [Roman, feminine] (Serbo-Croatian), nȃmjera [Roman, feminine] (Serbo-Croatian), zámer [masculine] (Slovak), účel [masculine] (Slovak), namen [masculine] (Slovene), propósito [masculine] (Spanish), intención [feminine] (Spanish), objetivo [masculine] (Spanish), avsikt [common-gender] (Swedish), намір (namir) (Ukrainian), צוועק (tsvek) [masculine] (Yiddish), niyet (Zazaki) Translations (reason for doing something): سَبَب (sabab) [masculine] (Arabic), моти́в (motív) [masculine] (Bulgarian), grund (Danish), reden (Dutch), nut (Dutch), zin (Dutch), celo (Esperanto), Grund [masculine] (German), λόγος (lógos) [masculine] (Greek), αιτία (aitía) [feminine] (Greek), סיבה \ סִבָּה (sibá) [feminine] (Hebrew), מוֹטִיבַצְיָה (motivátsya) [feminine] (Hebrew), értelem (Hungarian), proposito [masculine] (Italian), 의도 (uido) (alt: 意圖) (Korean), 목적 (mokjeok) (alt: 目的) (Korean), propositum [neuter] (Latin), antony (Malagasy), aronga (Maori), powód (Polish), propósito [masculine] (Portuguese), cauză (Romanian), motiv [neuter] (Romanian), rost [neuter] (Romanian), цель (celʹ) [feminine] (Russian), моти́в (motív) [masculine] (Russian), причи́на (pričína) [feminine] (Russian), propósito [masculine] (Spanish), objeto [masculine] (Spanish), razón [feminine] (Spanish), на́мір (námir) [masculine] (Ukrainian), sebeb (Zazaki)

Verb

IPA: /ˈpɝpəs/ [General-American], /ˈpɜːpəs/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ˈpɜ.pəs/ [Hong-Kong], /ˈpɜ.poʊs/ [Hong-Kong] Audio: en-us-purpose.ogg [US] Forms: purposes [present, singular, third-person], purposing [participle, present], purposed [participle, past], purposed [past]
Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)pəs Etymology: From Middle English purposen, from Old French purposer (“to propose”). Etymology templates: {{inh|en|enm|purposen|}} Middle English purposen, {{der|en|fro|purposer||to propose}} Old French purposer (“to propose”) Head templates: {{en-verb}} purpose (third-person singular simple present purposes, present participle purposing, simple past and past participle purposed)
  1. (transitive) To have or set as one's purpose or aim; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan. Tags: transitive Synonyms (have set as one's purpose): aim, intend, mean, plan, set out Translations (have set as one's purpose; intend): възнамерявам (vǎznamerjavam) (Bulgarian), van plan zijn (Dutch), ætla (Faroese), beabsichtigen (German), planen (German), vorschlagen (German), σκοπεύω (skopévo) (Greek), מתכוון (mitkavén) (Hebrew), szándékol (Hungarian), tervez (Hungarian), ætla (Icelandic), 의도하다 (uidohada) (Korean), 뜻하다 (tteuthada) (Korean), 마음먹다 (ma'eummeokda) (Korean), propor-se (Portuguese), intenționa (Romanian), намерева́ться (namerevátʹsja) (Russian), proponerse (Spanish), föreslå (Swedish)
    Sense id: en-purpose-en-verb-RMJaptFx Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 26 2 3 21 16 16 4 12 Disambiguation of "have set as one's purpose": 100 0 0 Disambiguation of "have set as one's purpose; intend": 62 37 1
  2. (intransitive) To have (an) intention, purpose, or design; to intend; to mean. Tags: intransitive Synonyms (designed for some purpose): intend Translations (passive: design for some purpose): предназначавам (prednaznačavam) (Bulgarian), служи́ть це́лью (služítʹ célʹju) (Russian)
    Sense id: en-purpose-en-verb-hLZ5fAek Disambiguation of 'designed for some purpose': 29 55 16 Disambiguation of 'passive: design for some purpose': 34 62 4
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To discourse. Tags: intransitive, obsolete
    Sense id: en-purpose-en-verb-AzADCqZ1 Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 26 2 3 21 16 16 4 12
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Derived forms: on purpose, purposive, purposed, purposer
Etymology number: 2

Inflected forms

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          "text": "What is the purpose of your visit?"
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          "text": "My purpose in coming to Egypt was simply to take it en route to the desert."
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          "text": "It has been my purpose to illustrate rather than to explain."
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        {
          "text": "The exceptionally small gate-leg table served the purpose of a tea table admirably."
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          "text": "The purpose of the device is to prevent the breechblock from opening accidentally should the gun be held barrel down."
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          "text": "The purpose of this letter is to set the record straight."
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        {
          "text": "The purpose of this book is to study the interrelationship of government and religion."
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          "text": "The device can be used for both civilian and military purposes."
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          "text": "The purpose of turning off the lights overnight is to save energy.",
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          "ref": "2013 June 7, Ed Pilkington, “‘Killer robots’ should be banned in advance, UN told”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 6",
          "text": "In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.",
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          "roman": "méta",
          "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
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          "_dis1": "97 0 1 0 1",
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          "roman": "celʹ",
          "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
          "tags": [
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          "_dis1": "97 0 1 0 1",
          "code": "bn",
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          "roman": "mokśod",
          "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
          "word": "মকসদ"
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          "code": "bg",
          "lang": "Bulgarian",
          "roman": "cel",
          "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
          "tags": [
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          "word": "цел"
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        {
          "_dis1": "97 0 1 0 1",
          "code": "ca",
          "lang": "Catalan",
          "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
          "tags": [
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          ],
          "word": "propòsit"
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          "_dis1": "97 0 1 0 1",
          "code": "cmn",
          "lang": "Chinese Mandarin",
          "roman": "mùdì",
          "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
          "word": "目的"
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          "_dis1": "97 0 1 0 1",
          "code": "cs",
          "lang": "Czech",
          "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
          "tags": [
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          ],
          "word": "účel"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "97 0 1 0 1",
          "code": "cs",
          "lang": "Czech",
          "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
          "tags": [
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          "word": "cíl"
        },
        {
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        {
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            "masculine"
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        {
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        {
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        {
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        {
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            "masculine"
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          "roman": "wát-tù-bprà-sǒng",
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          "roman": "cilʹ",
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        {
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          "roman": "tsvek",
          "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
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          "word": "צוועק"
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        {
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        {
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          "ref": "1846, William Benjamin Carpenter, Elements of Physiology: Including Physiological Anatomy, for the Use of the Medical Student, page 281",
          "text": "The purpose of the gall-bladder is obviously to permit the accumulation of bile, when it is not wanted in the intestine; and we find it most constantly present in those tribes of animals, which live upon animal food",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
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          "ref": "1982, Lloyd C. Olson, Virus Infections: Modern Concepts and Status, volume 49, page 2",
          "text": "As with all life forms, the sole purpose of a virus is to ensure reproduction in kind.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
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          "ref": "2009, John Kricher, The Balance of Nature: Ecology's Enduring Myth, page 18",
          "text": "Is it the purpose of mosquitoes to ultimately provide calories to large birds of prey?",
          "type": "quotation"
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          "ref": "2011, Stephen Denning, The Secret Language of Leadership, page 254",
          "text": "The purpose of the dance is to attract attention to the returning worker bee so she can share the odor of the nectar with other workers who will then follow the odor trail to the source.",
          "type": "quotation"
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          "ref": "2020, Charles Schaper, Design of DNA, Genetic Codes, and Life Function, page 4",
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          "type": "quotation"
        },
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          "ref": "2015, Donna Kauffman, Snowflake Bay, Zebra Books, page 338",
          "text": "This place gave him purpose, gave him joy. It was both his life and his lifeline and she was both thrilled and relieved that he'd recovered enough to be able to maintain the place.",
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        {
          "ref": "2016 January 8, Marian de Souza, Spirituality in Education in a Global, Pluralised World, Routledge",
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          "text": "He wanted her to know that she gave him purpose, gave him the will to live after he lost Kaylah. He wanted her to know that, no, the diamond wasn't precious enough to symbolize how much he cherished her breath,[…]",
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          "ref": "1620, Giovanni Bocaccio, translated by John Florio, The Decameron, Containing an Hundred Pleaſant Nouels: Wittily Diſcourſed, Betweene Seuen Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen, Isaac Iaggard, Nouell 8, The Eighth Day",
          "text": "[…]purſued his vnneighbourly purpoſe in ſuch ſort: that hee being the ſtronger perſwader, and ſhe (belike) too credulous in beleeuing or elſe ouer-feeble in reſiſting, from priuate imparlance, they fell to action; and continued their cloſe fight a long while together, vnſeene and vvithout ſuſpition, no doubt to their equall ioy and contentment.",
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          "ref": "2013 July-August, Sarah Glaz, “Ode to Prime Numbers”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 4",
          "text": "Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.",
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          "_dis1": "1 1 1 97 1",
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          "sense": "determination",
          "word": "əzm"
        },
        {
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          "code": "az",
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          "sense": "determination",
          "word": "qətiyyət"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "1 1 1 97 1",
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          "sense": "determination",
          "word": "səbat"
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        {
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          "roman": "rešítelnost",
          "sense": "determination",
          "tags": [
            "feminine"
          ],
          "word": "реши́телност"
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        {
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        },
        {
          "_dis1": "1 1 1 97 1",
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        },
        {
          "_dis1": "1 1 1 97 1",
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          "sense": "determination",
          "word": "céltudatosság"
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        {
          "_dis1": "1 1 1 97 1",
          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "determination",
          "word": "elszántság"
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          "sense": "determination",
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          "sense": "determination",
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          "tags": [
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          "_dis1": "1 1 1 97 1",
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          "code": "ko",
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          "sense": "determination",
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      "_dis1": "7 36 32 15 11",
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      "_dis1": "7 36 32 15 11",
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      "_dis1": "7 36 32 15 11",
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      "_dis1": "7 36 32 15 11",
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      "_dis1": "7 36 32 15 11",
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      "_dis1": "7 36 32 15 11",
      "code": "sv",
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      "word": "avsikt"
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      "_dis1": "7 36 32 15 11",
      "code": "uk",
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      "roman": "namir",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "намір"
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    {
      "_dis1": "7 36 32 15 11",
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      "roman": "tsvek",
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      "_dis1": "7 36 32 15 11",
      "code": "zza",
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      "word": "niyet"
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "ar",
      "lang": "Arabic",
      "roman": "sabab",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
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      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "bg",
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      "roman": "motív",
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      "tags": [
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "da",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "nl",
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      "word": "reden"
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "nut"
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
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      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
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      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "de",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
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      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "el",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
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      ],
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "el",
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      "roman": "aitía",
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
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      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "hu",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "értelem"
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "alt": "意圖",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
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      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "mokjeok",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "목적"
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "la",
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      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "mg",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "antony"
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "aronga"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "powód"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "propósito"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "ro",
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "ro",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "motiv"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "ro",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
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    },
    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "ru",
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      "roman": "celʹ",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "цель"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "ru",
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      "roman": "motív",
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      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
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      "roman": "pričína",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "причи́на"
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "es",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "propósito"
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      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "es",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
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      ],
      "word": "objeto"
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      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "es",
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      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "razón"
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    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
      "code": "uk",
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      "roman": "námir",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "на́мір"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "8 12 20 28 32",
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      "lang": "Zazaki",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "sebeb"
    }
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}

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    {
      "_dis1": "0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0",
      "word": "on purpose"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0",
      "word": "purposive"
    },
    {
      "_dis1": "0 0 0",
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    },
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      "_dis1": "0 0 0",
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    }
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      "args": {
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        "4": ""
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    }
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  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "purposes",
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        "present",
        "singular",
        "third-person"
      ]
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    {
      "form": "purposing",
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        "participle",
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      ]
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      "form": "purposed",
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      ]
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      "expansion": "purpose (third-person singular simple present purposes, present participle purposing, simple past and past participle purposed)",
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    }
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  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "verb",
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        {
          "_dis": "26 2 3 21 16 16 4 12",
          "kind": "other",
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        {
          "text": "1485 – Thomas Malory. Le Morte Darthur, Book X, Chapter xxxvi, leaf 235v\nSoo was Alysander purposed to ryde to london by the coūceille of sire Tristram to syre Launcelot /\n\"So was Alisander purposed to ride to London, by the counsel of Sir Tristram, to Sir Launcelot.\""
        },
        {
          "ref": "1761, Henry Brooke, The Tryal of the Roman Catholics of Ireland, page 139",
          "text": "Our gracious Ancestors, however, purposed Nothing, against these their ancient and implacable Enemies, save what was necessary and indispensable, with respect to their own Preservation.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "1853, John Bradford, Aubrey Townsend, The Writings of John Bradford, Banner of Truth, page 52",
          "text": "[…] and because you look not to hear of your well-doing of man, I am purposed to pass it over with silence, and to give myself presently to that which is more profitable unto you; […]",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
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          "ref": "1883, A. E. Housman, Fragment of a Greek Tragedy",
          "text": "ERIPHYLE: He splits my skull, not in a friendly way,\nOnce more: he purposes to kill me dead.\nCHORUS: I would not be reputed rash, but yet\nI doubt if all be gay within the house.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2011 September 7, Joni Eareckson Tada, Glorious Intruder: God's Presence in Life's Chaos, Multnomah, page 123",
          "text": "Whatever you would call \"suffering\" in your own life, God has allowed it. Even purposed it. Don't you dare think you can't handle it! First Corinthians 10:13 promises that you can not only handle it, but glorify God in it.",
          "type": "quotation"
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        ],
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        "(transitive) To have or set as one's purpose or aim; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan."
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          "_dis1": "100 0 0",
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          "word": "aim"
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        {
          "_dis1": "100 0 0",
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          "_dis1": "100 0 0",
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          "_dis1": "100 0 0",
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        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "bg",
          "lang": "Bulgarian",
          "roman": "vǎznamerjavam",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "възнамерявам"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "nl",
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          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "van plan zijn"
        },
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          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "ætla"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "de",
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          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "beabsichtigen"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "de",
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          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "planen"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "vorschlagen"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "el",
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          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "σκοπεύω"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "he",
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          "roman": "mitkavén",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "מתכוון"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "szándékol"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "tervez"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "is",
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          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "ætla"
        },
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          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "ko",
          "lang": "Korean",
          "roman": "uidohada",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "의도하다"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "ko",
          "lang": "Korean",
          "roman": "tteuthada",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "뜻하다"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "ko",
          "lang": "Korean",
          "roman": "ma'eummeokda",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "마음먹다"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "pt",
          "lang": "Portuguese",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "propor-se"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "ro",
          "lang": "Romanian",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "intenționa"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "roman": "namerevátʹsja",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "намерева́ться"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "es",
          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "proponerse"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "62 37 1",
          "code": "sv",
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          "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
          "word": "föreslå"
        }
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        "To have (an) intention, purpose, or design; to intend; to mean."
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        "(intransitive) To have (an) intention, purpose, or design; to intend; to mean."
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        {
          "_dis1": "29 55 16",
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          "word": "intend"
        }
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      "tags": [
        "intransitive"
      ],
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        {
          "_dis1": "34 62 4",
          "code": "bg",
          "lang": "Bulgarian",
          "roman": "prednaznačavam",
          "sense": "passive: design for some purpose",
          "word": "предназначавам"
        },
        {
          "_dis1": "34 62 4",
          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "roman": "služítʹ célʹju",
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          "word": "служи́ть це́лью"
        }
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      ],
      "glosses": [
        "To discourse."
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      "id": "en-purpose-en-verb-AzADCqZ1",
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        "(obsolete, intransitive) To discourse."
      ],
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    {
      "ipa": "/ˈpɝpəs/",
      "tags": [
        "General-American"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈpɜːpəs/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "rhymes": "-ɜː(ɹ)pəs"
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈpɜ.pəs/",
      "tags": [
        "Hong-Kong"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈpɜ.poʊs/",
      "tags": [
        "Hong-Kong"
      ]
    },
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      "ogg_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/En-us-purpose.ogg",
      "tags": [
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      "text": "Audio (US)"
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  ],
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}
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    {
      "word": "all-purpose"
    },
    {
      "word": "all-purpose flour"
    },
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      "word": "by-purpose"
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      "word": "on purpose"
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      "word": "purity test"
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      "word": "purpose-built"
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    {
      "word": "purposeful"
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      "word": "purposeless"
    },
    {
      "word": "purpose-like"
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    {
      "word": "purpose loan"
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      "word": "purposely"
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      "word": "purpose-made"
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      "word": "purpose statement"
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      "word": "purposive"
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      "word": "repurpose"
    },
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      "word": "special-purpose"
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      "word": "to no purpose"
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    }
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    }
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        {
          "text": "What is the purpose of your visit?"
        },
        {
          "text": "My purpose in coming to Egypt was simply to take it en route to the desert."
        },
        {
          "text": "It has been my purpose to illustrate rather than to explain."
        },
        {
          "text": "The exceptionally small gate-leg table served the purpose of a tea table admirably."
        },
        {
          "text": "The purpose of the device is to prevent the breechblock from opening accidentally should the gun be held barrel down."
        },
        {
          "text": "The purpose of this letter is to set the record straight."
        },
        {
          "text": "The purpose of this book is to study the interrelationship of government and religion."
        },
        {
          "text": "The device can be used for both civilian and military purposes."
        },
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          "text": "The purpose of turning off the lights overnight is to save energy.",
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          "ref": "2013 June 7, Ed Pilkington, “‘Killer robots’ should be banned in advance, UN told”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 6",
          "text": "In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.",
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          "word": "end"
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        "uncountable"
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      "categories": [
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        {
          "ref": "1846, William Benjamin Carpenter, Elements of Physiology: Including Physiological Anatomy, for the Use of the Medical Student, page 281",
          "text": "The purpose of the gall-bladder is obviously to permit the accumulation of bile, when it is not wanted in the intestine; and we find it most constantly present in those tribes of animals, which live upon animal food",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "1982, Lloyd C. Olson, Virus Infections: Modern Concepts and Status, volume 49, page 2",
          "text": "As with all life forms, the sole purpose of a virus is to ensure reproduction in kind.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2009, John Kricher, The Balance of Nature: Ecology's Enduring Myth, page 18",
          "text": "Is it the purpose of mosquitoes to ultimately provide calories to large birds of prey?",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2011, Stephen Denning, The Secret Language of Leadership, page 254",
          "text": "The purpose of the dance is to attract attention to the returning worker bee so she can share the odor of the nectar with other workers who will then follow the odor trail to the source.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2020, Charles Schaper, Design of DNA, Genetic Codes, and Life Function, page 4",
          "text": "Furthermore, since the purpose of DNA is to translate to proteins, a valid solution on its origin needs to describe the mechanism by which the complementary base pairs map to amino acids.",
          "type": "quotation"
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "Function, role."
      ],
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          "role"
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        "countable",
        "uncountable"
      ]
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      "categories": [
        "English terms with quotations"
      ],
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        {
          "ref": "2011 October 1, Sarah Jobe, Creating with God: The Holy Confusing Blessedness of Being Pregnant, Paraclete Press",
          "text": "Before being hospitalized, Thea filled her days with work that gave her life purpose. Whether it was teaching, writing, or investing in relationships, Thea was busily and actively engaged in activity that she could feel good about.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2015, Donna Kauffman, Snowflake Bay, Zebra Books, page 338",
          "text": "This place gave him purpose, gave him joy. It was both his life and his lifeline and she was both thrilled and relieved that he'd recovered enough to be able to maintain the place.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2016 January 8, Marian de Souza, Spirituality in Education in a Global, Pluralised World, Routledge",
          "text": "A sense of belonging helps to ground the individual by providing a particular way of being in the world which, in turn, helps individuals to make meaning of their life experiences and gives them a sense of purpose, including a sense of responsibility to the group to which one belongs.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2021 August 13, O. Curtis Jackson, TEN TIMES OVER, Writers Republic LLC",
          "text": "He wanted her to know that she gave him purpose, gave him the will to live after he lost Kaylah. He wanted her to know that, no, the diamond wasn't precious enough to symbolize how much he cherished her breath,[…]",
          "type": "quotation"
        }
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        "meaning for existing or doing something."
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          "word": "meaning"
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        "countable",
        "uncountable"
      ]
    },
    {
      "categories": [
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      ],
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        {
          "ref": "1620, Giovanni Bocaccio, translated by John Florio, The Decameron, Containing an Hundred Pleaſant Nouels: Wittily Diſcourſed, Betweene Seuen Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen, Isaac Iaggard, Nouell 8, The Eighth Day",
          "text": "[…]purſued his vnneighbourly purpoſe in ſuch ſort: that hee being the ſtronger perſwader, and ſhe (belike) too credulous in beleeuing or elſe ouer-feeble in reſiſting, from priuate imparlance, they fell to action; and continued their cloſe fight a long while together, vnſeene and vvithout ſuſpition, no doubt to their equall ioy and contentment.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2013 September 1, Phil McNulty, BBC Sport",
          "text": "United began with more purpose in the early phase of the second half and Liverpool were grateful for Glen Johnson's crucial block from Young's goalbound shot.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2013 July-August, Sarah Glaz, “Ode to Prime Numbers”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 4",
          "text": "Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.",
          "type": "quotation"
        }
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        "Resolution; determination."
      ],
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          "resolution"
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        "English terms with quotations"
      ],
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        {
          "ref": "1770, Christof Hermann von Manstein, Memoirs of Russia, Historical, Political and Military, from the Year MDCCXXVII to MDCCXLIV, page 267",
          "text": "The duke was restless and thoughtful the whole evening, often changed the discourse; like an absent man; and abruptly, quite from the purpose; asked the marshal, \"If in his military expeditions, he had ever undertaken any affair of consequence in the night.\"",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "1817, Legh Richmond, A Selection from the Writings of the Reformers and Early Protestant Divines of the Church of England, page 296",
          "text": "But now, forasmuch as you have stopt up a few shards in these your last tedious commentaries, though very hardly and quite from the purpose, […]",
          "type": "quotation"
        }
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        "(obsolete) The subject of discourse; the point at issue."
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        "uncountable"
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        "Received-Pronunciation"
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      "sense": "end",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "goal"
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      "word": "object"
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      "word": "target"
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      "sense": "intention",
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      "word": "plan"
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      "word": "intention"
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      "sense": "determination",
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      "sense": "determination",
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      "sense": "determination",
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      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "word": "matter"
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    {
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
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    {
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
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      "code": "ar",
      "lang": "Arabic",
      "roman": "hadaf",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
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      "word": "هَدَف"
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      "code": "az",
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      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "məqsəd"
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      "tags": [
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      "code": "bn",
      "lang": "Bengali",
      "roman": "mokśod",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "মকসদ"
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      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "cel",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "цел"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "propòsit"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese Mandarin",
      "roman": "mùdì",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "目的"
    },
    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "účel"
    },
    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "cíl"
    },
    {
      "code": "da",
      "lang": "Danish",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "mål"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "reden"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "doel"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "bedoeling"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "nut"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "strekking"
    },
    {
      "code": "et",
      "lang": "Estonian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "eesmärk"
    },
    {
      "code": "et",
      "lang": "Estonian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "otstarve"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "tarkoitus"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "but"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "objectif"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "Zweck"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "Ziel"
    },
    {
      "code": "got",
      "lang": "Gothic",
      "roman": "leikains",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "skopós",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "σκοπός"
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    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "stóchos",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
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      ],
      "word": "στόχος"
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    {
      "code": "he",
      "lang": "Hebrew",
      "roman": "matará",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "מַטָּרָה"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "cél"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "szándék"
    },
    {
      "code": "ga",
      "lang": "Irish",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "cuspóir"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "proposito"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "finalità"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "scopo"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "obiettivo"
    },
    {
      "alt": "もくてき",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "mokuteki",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "目的"
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    {
      "alt": "目的",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "mokjeok",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "목적"
    },
    {
      "code": "la",
      "lang": "Latin",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "propositum"
    },
    {
      "code": "mk",
      "lang": "Macedonian",
      "roman": "cel",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "цел"
    },
    {
      "code": "mg",
      "lang": "Malagasy",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "tanjona"
    },
    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "hoaketanga"
    },
    {
      "code": "zdj",
      "lang": "Ngazidja Comorian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "class-6"
      ],
      "word": "makswada"
    },
    {
      "code": "nb",
      "lang": "Norwegian Bokmål",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "mål"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "cel"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "propósito"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "scop"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "rost"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "țel"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "țintă"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "celʹ",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "цель"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "prednaznačénije",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "предназначе́ние"
    },
    {
      "code": "sa",
      "lang": "Sanskrit",
      "roman": "artha",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "अर्थ"
    },
    {
      "code": "gd",
      "lang": "Scottish Gaelic",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "rùn"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "Cyrillic",
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "свр̀ха"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "Cyrillic",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "ци̑љ"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "Roman",
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "svr̀ha"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "Roman",
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "cȋlj"
    },
    {
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "účel"
    },
    {
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "cieľ"
    },
    {
      "code": "sl",
      "lang": "Slovene",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "namen"
    },
    {
      "code": "sl",
      "lang": "Slovene",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "cilj"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "propósito"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "common-gender"
      ],
      "word": "avsikt"
    },
    {
      "code": "th",
      "lang": "Thai",
      "roman": "wát-tù-bprà-sǒng",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "วัตถุประสงค์"
    },
    {
      "code": "uk",
      "lang": "Ukrainian",
      "roman": "cilʹ",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "ціль"
    },
    {
      "code": "uk",
      "lang": "Ukrainian",
      "roman": "metá",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "мета́"
    },
    {
      "code": "yi",
      "lang": "Yiddish",
      "roman": "tsvek",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "צוועק"
    },
    {
      "code": "zza",
      "lang": "Zazaki",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "pêrpus"
    },
    {
      "code": "zza",
      "lang": "Zazaki",
      "sense": "end for which something is done, is made or exists",
      "word": "meqsed"
    },
    {
      "code": "ar",
      "lang": "Arabic",
      "roman": "niyya",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "نِيَّة"
    },
    {
      "code": "az",
      "lang": "Azerbaijani",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "niyyət"
    },
    {
      "code": "ba",
      "lang": "Bashkir",
      "roman": "niət",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "ниәт"
    },
    {
      "code": "be",
      "lang": "Belarusian",
      "roman": "namjér",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "наме́р"
    },
    {
      "code": "be",
      "lang": "Belarusian",
      "roman": "zamjér",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "заме́р"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "namerénie",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "намере́ние"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "propòsit"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "intenció"
    },
    {
      "code": "ce",
      "lang": "Chechen",
      "roman": "ojla",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "ойла"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese Mandarin",
      "roman": "yìxiàng",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "意向"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese Mandarin",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "意圖"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese Mandarin",
      "roman": "yìtú",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "意图"
    },
    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "úmysl"
    },
    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "záměr"
    },
    {
      "code": "da",
      "lang": "Danish",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "mening"
    },
    {
      "code": "da",
      "lang": "Danish",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "intention"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "intentie"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "bedoeling"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "opzet"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "intention"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "Intention"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "Absicht"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "skopós",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "σκοπός"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "próthesi",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "πρόθεση"
    },
    {
      "code": "grc",
      "lang": "Ancient Greek",
      "roman": "diánoia",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "δῐᾰ́νοιᾰ"
    },
    {
      "code": "grc",
      "lang": "Ancient Greek",
      "roman": "próthesis",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "πρόθεσις"
    },
    {
      "code": "he",
      "lang": "Hebrew",
      "roman": "kavaná",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "כוונה \\ כַּוָּנָה"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "szándék"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "intenzione"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "intento"
    },
    {
      "alt": "いと",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "ito",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "意図"
    },
    {
      "alt": "いこう",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "ikō",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "意向"
    },
    {
      "alt": "意圖",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "uido",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "의도"
    },
    {
      "alt": "目的",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "mokjeok",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "목적"
    },
    {
      "code": "la",
      "lang": "Latin",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "propositum"
    },
    {
      "code": "mk",
      "lang": "Macedonian",
      "roman": "namera",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "намера"
    },
    {
      "code": "mg",
      "lang": "Malagasy",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "fikasana"
    },
    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "koronga"
    },
    {
      "code": "ota",
      "lang": "Ottoman Turkish",
      "roman": "maksad",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "مقصد"
    },
    {
      "code": "ota",
      "lang": "Ottoman Turkish",
      "roman": "hedef",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "هدف"
    },
    {
      "code": "ota",
      "lang": "Ottoman Turkish",
      "roman": "gaye",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "غایه"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "intencja"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "propósito"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "intenção"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "objetivo"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "rost"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "obiectiv"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "intenție"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "namérenije",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "наме́рение"
    },
    {
      "code": "gd",
      "lang": "Scottish Gaelic",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "rùn"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "Cyrillic",
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "на̑мера"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "Cyrillic",
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "на̑мјера"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "Roman",
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "nȃmera"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "Roman",
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "nȃmjera"
    },
    {
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "zámer"
    },
    {
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "účel"
    },
    {
      "code": "sl",
      "lang": "Slovene",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "namen"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "propósito"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "intención"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "objetivo"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "common-gender"
      ],
      "word": "avsikt"
    },
    {
      "code": "uk",
      "lang": "Ukrainian",
      "roman": "namir",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "намір"
    },
    {
      "code": "yi",
      "lang": "Yiddish",
      "roman": "tsvek",
      "sense": "intention",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "צוועק"
    },
    {
      "code": "zza",
      "lang": "Zazaki",
      "sense": "intention",
      "word": "niyet"
    },
    {
      "code": "az",
      "lang": "Azerbaijani",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "əzm"
    },
    {
      "code": "az",
      "lang": "Azerbaijani",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "qətiyyət"
    },
    {
      "code": "az",
      "lang": "Azerbaijani",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "səbat"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "rešítelnost",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "реши́телност"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "vastberadenheid"
    },
    {
      "code": "he",
      "lang": "Hebrew",
      "roman": "nekhishút",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "נְחִישׁוּת"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "eltökéltség"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "céltudatosság"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "elszántság"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "determinazione"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "decisione"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "risoluzione"
    },
    {
      "alt": "決心",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "gyeolsim",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "결심"
    },
    {
      "alt": "決意",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "gyeorui",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "결의"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "zamiar"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "determinare"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "rešímostʹ",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "реши́мость"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "rešítelʹnostʹ",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "реши́тельность"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "upórstvo",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "упо́рство"
    },
    {
      "code": "gd",
      "lang": "Scottish Gaelic",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "rùn"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "Cyrillic",
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "на̑мера"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "Cyrillic",
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "на̑мјера"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "Roman",
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "nȃmera"
    },
    {
      "code": "sh",
      "lang": "Serbo-Croatian",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "Roman",
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "nȃmjera"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "decisión"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "determinación"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "determination",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "resolución"
    },
    {
      "code": "zza",
      "lang": "Zazaki",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "ezm"
    },
    {
      "code": "zza",
      "lang": "Zazaki",
      "sense": "determination",
      "word": "qetiyen"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "sujet"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "Thema"
    },
    {
      "code": "he",
      "lang": "Hebrew",
      "roman": "nosé",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "נוֹשֵׂא"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "argomento"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "soggetto"
    },
    {
      "alt": "論點",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "nonjeom",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "word": "논점"
    },
    {
      "alt": "論點",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "ronjeom",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "North-Korea"
      ],
      "word": "론점"
    },
    {
      "alt": "論旨",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "nonji",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "word": "논지"
    },
    {
      "alt": "論旨",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "ronji",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "North-Korea"
      ],
      "word": "론지"
    },
    {
      "alt": "論爭點",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "nonjaengjeom",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "word": "논쟁점"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "temat"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "zagadnienie"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "subiect"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "temă"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "téma",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "те́ма"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "tema"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "objeto"
    },
    {
      "code": "zza",
      "lang": "Zazaki",
      "sense": "subject of discourse",
      "word": "tema"
    },
    {
      "code": "ar",
      "lang": "Arabic",
      "roman": "sabab",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "سَبَب"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "motív",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "моти́в"
    },
    {
      "code": "da",
      "lang": "Danish",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "grund"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "reden"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "nut"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "zin"
    },
    {
      "code": "eo",
      "lang": "Esperanto",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "celo"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "Grund"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "lógos",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "λόγος"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "aitía",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "αιτία"
    },
    {
      "code": "he",
      "lang": "Hebrew",
      "roman": "sibá",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "סיבה \\ סִבָּה"
    },
    {
      "code": "he",
      "lang": "Hebrew",
      "roman": "motivátsya",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "מוֹטִיבַצְיָה"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "értelem"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "proposito"
    },
    {
      "alt": "意圖",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "uido",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "의도"
    },
    {
      "alt": "目的",
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "mokjeok",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "목적"
    },
    {
      "code": "la",
      "lang": "Latin",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "propositum"
    },
    {
      "code": "mg",
      "lang": "Malagasy",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "antony"
    },
    {
      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "aronga"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "powód"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "propósito"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "cauză"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "motiv"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "neuter"
      ],
      "word": "rost"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "celʹ",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "цель"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "motív",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "моти́в"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "pričína",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "причи́на"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "propósito"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "objeto"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
      ],
      "word": "razón"
    },
    {
      "code": "uk",
      "lang": "Ukrainian",
      "roman": "námir",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "на́мір"
    },
    {
      "code": "zza",
      "lang": "Zazaki",
      "sense": "reason for doing something",
      "word": "sebeb"
    }
  ],
  "word": "purpose"
}

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  "categories": [
    "English 2-syllable words",
    "English entries with incorrect language header",
    "English lemmas",
    "English terms derived from Middle English",
    "English terms derived from Old French",
    "English terms inherited from Middle English",
    "English terms with IPA pronunciation",
    "English terms with audio links",
    "English verbs",
    "Rhymes:English/ɜː(ɹ)pəs",
    "Rhymes:English/ɜː(ɹ)pəs/2 syllables"
  ],
  "derived": [
    {
      "word": "purposed"
    },
    {
      "word": "purposer"
    },
    {
      "word": "purposive"
    },
    {
      "word": "on purpose"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_number": 2,
  "etymology_templates": [
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "enm",
        "3": "purposen",
        "4": ""
      },
      "expansion": "Middle English purposen",
      "name": "inh"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "en",
        "2": "fro",
        "3": "purposer",
        "4": "",
        "5": "to propose"
      },
      "expansion": "Old French purposer (“to propose”)",
      "name": "der"
    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "From Middle English purposen, from Old French purposer (“to propose”).",
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "purposes",
      "tags": [
        "present",
        "singular",
        "third-person"
      ]
    },
    {
      "form": "purposing",
      "tags": [
        "participle",
        "present"
      ]
    },
    {
      "form": "purposed",
      "tags": [
        "participle",
        "past"
      ]
    },
    {
      "form": "purposed",
      "tags": [
        "past"
      ]
    }
  ],
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      "args": {},
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      "name": "en-verb"
    }
  ],
  "lang": "English",
  "lang_code": "en",
  "pos": "verb",
  "senses": [
    {
      "categories": [
        "English terms with quotations",
        "English transitive verbs"
      ],
      "examples": [
        {
          "text": "1485 – Thomas Malory. Le Morte Darthur, Book X, Chapter xxxvi, leaf 235v\nSoo was Alysander purposed to ryde to london by the coūceille of sire Tristram to syre Launcelot /\n\"So was Alisander purposed to ride to London, by the counsel of Sir Tristram, to Sir Launcelot.\""
        },
        {
          "ref": "1761, Henry Brooke, The Tryal of the Roman Catholics of Ireland, page 139",
          "text": "Our gracious Ancestors, however, purposed Nothing, against these their ancient and implacable Enemies, save what was necessary and indispensable, with respect to their own Preservation.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "1853, John Bradford, Aubrey Townsend, The Writings of John Bradford, Banner of Truth, page 52",
          "text": "[…] and because you look not to hear of your well-doing of man, I am purposed to pass it over with silence, and to give myself presently to that which is more profitable unto you; […]",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "1883, A. E. Housman, Fragment of a Greek Tragedy",
          "text": "ERIPHYLE: He splits my skull, not in a friendly way,\nOnce more: he purposes to kill me dead.\nCHORUS: I would not be reputed rash, but yet\nI doubt if all be gay within the house.",
          "type": "quotation"
        },
        {
          "ref": "2011 September 7, Joni Eareckson Tada, Glorious Intruder: God's Presence in Life's Chaos, Multnomah, page 123",
          "text": "Whatever you would call \"suffering\" in your own life, God has allowed it. Even purposed it. Don't you dare think you can't handle it! First Corinthians 10:13 promises that you can not only handle it, but glorify God in it.",
          "type": "quotation"
        }
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "To have or set as one's purpose or aim; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan."
      ],
      "links": [
        [
          "resolve",
          "resolve"
        ],
        [
          "accomplish",
          "accomplish"
        ],
        [
          "intend",
          "intend"
        ],
        [
          "plan",
          "plan"
        ]
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(transitive) To have or set as one's purpose or aim; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan."
      ],
      "tags": [
        "transitive"
      ]
    },
    {
      "categories": [
        "English intransitive verbs"
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "To have (an) intention, purpose, or design; to intend; to mean."
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(intransitive) To have (an) intention, purpose, or design; to intend; to mean."
      ],
      "tags": [
        "intransitive"
      ]
    },
    {
      "categories": [
        "English intransitive verbs",
        "English terms with obsolete senses"
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "To discourse."
      ],
      "links": [
        [
          "discourse",
          "discourse"
        ]
      ],
      "raw_glosses": [
        "(obsolete, intransitive) To discourse."
      ],
      "tags": [
        "intransitive",
        "obsolete"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "sounds": [
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈpɝpəs/",
      "tags": [
        "General-American"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈpɜːpəs/",
      "tags": [
        "Received-Pronunciation"
      ]
    },
    {
      "rhymes": "-ɜː(ɹ)pəs"
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈpɜ.pəs/",
      "tags": [
        "Hong-Kong"
      ]
    },
    {
      "ipa": "/ˈpɜ.poʊs/",
      "tags": [
        "Hong-Kong"
      ]
    },
    {
      "audio": "en-us-purpose.ogg",
      "mp3_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/5/56/En-us-purpose.ogg/En-us-purpose.ogg.mp3",
      "ogg_url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/En-us-purpose.ogg",
      "tags": [
        "US"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (US)"
    }
  ],
  "synonyms": [
    {
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose",
      "word": "aim"
    },
    {
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose",
      "word": "intend"
    },
    {
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose",
      "word": "mean"
    },
    {
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose",
      "word": "plan"
    },
    {
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose",
      "word": "set out"
    },
    {
      "sense": "designed for some purpose",
      "word": "intend"
    }
  ],
  "translations": [
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "vǎznamerjavam",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "възнамерявам"
    },
    {
      "code": "nl",
      "lang": "Dutch",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "van plan zijn"
    },
    {
      "code": "fo",
      "lang": "Faroese",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "ætla"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "beabsichtigen"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "planen"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "vorschlagen"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "skopévo",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "σκοπεύω"
    },
    {
      "code": "he",
      "lang": "Hebrew",
      "roman": "mitkavén",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "מתכוון"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "szándékol"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "tervez"
    },
    {
      "code": "is",
      "lang": "Icelandic",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "ætla"
    },
    {
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "uidohada",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "의도하다"
    },
    {
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "tteuthada",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "뜻하다"
    },
    {
      "code": "ko",
      "lang": "Korean",
      "roman": "ma'eummeokda",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "마음먹다"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "propor-se"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "intenționa"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "namerevátʹsja",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "намерева́ться"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "proponerse"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "have set as one's purpose; intend",
      "word": "föreslå"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "prednaznačavam",
      "sense": "passive: design for some purpose",
      "word": "предназначавам"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "služítʹ célʹju",
      "sense": "passive: design for some purpose",
      "word": "служи́ть це́лью"
    }
  ],
  "word": "purpose"
}

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