- That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan."He will his firste purpos modify." [Chaucer.]"As my eternal purpose hath decreed." [ Milton.]"The flighty purpose never is o'ertook Unless the deed go with it." [Shak.]
- Proposal to another; discourse.(Obs)
- Instance; example.(Obs)synonyms: design; end; intention; aim. See Design.
Etymology: OF. purpos pourpos propos, L. propositum. See Propound