What does purpose mean?

Looking for the meaning or definition of the word purpose? Here's what it means.

  1. An object to be reached; a target; an aim; a goal.
  2. A result that is desired; an intention.
  3. The act of intending to do something; resolution; determination.
  4. The subject of discourse; the point at issue.
  5. The reason for which something is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way.
  6. (obsolete) Instance; example.
  1. (intransitive) To have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
  2. (transitive, passive) To design for some purpose. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To discourse.
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