prupose (noun) LISTEN
A purpose is the reason something exists, is done or made.
- What is the purpose of today's meeting?
- That job has no real purpose; it should be eliminated.
A purpose is also an intended goal or desired result.
- His purpose in life is to give a home to street cats.
- Rachel's purpose in losing weight was to look good in her bathing suit.
on purpose: intentionally. Example: “Fred spilled the soup on purpose.”
repurpose: to give a new use to. Example: “They took the children’s dictionary and repurposed it for adult learners of English.”
In pop culture
Listen to Johnny Cash sing “Accidentally on Purpose.”