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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. purpose: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. purpose: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. purpose: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. purpose: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. purpose: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. purpose: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Purpose, purpose: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. purpose: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. purpose: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. purpose: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. purpose: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. purpose: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. purpose: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. purpose: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. purpose: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. purpose: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. purpose: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Purpose (Algebra album), Purpose (Justin Bieber album), Purpose (Taeyeon album), Purpose (disambiguation), Purpose (film), Purpose: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Purpose: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. purpose: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. purpose: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. purpose: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. purpose: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. purpose: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. purpose: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. purpose: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. purpose: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. purpose: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. purpose: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. purpose: Literary Criticism [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. purpose: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. purpose: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Purpose: Cybernetics and Systems [home, info]
  2. purpose: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. purpose: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]
  2. PURPOSE: AbbreviationZ [home, info]
  3. purpose: Idioms [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Purpose: Underwater Archaeology Glossary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. purpose: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Purpose: AUTOMOTIVE TERMS [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (purpose)

noun:  an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
noun:  the quality of being determined to do or achieve something ("He is a man of purpose")
noun:  what something is used for
verb:  reach a decision
verb:  propose or intend

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Phrases that include purpose:   all purpose, cross purpose, general purpose, on purpose, general purpose bomb, more...

Words similar to purpose:   aim, intent, use, design, determination, function, intention, propose, purport, purposed, purposing, resolve, role, avail, end, point, more...

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