(Pur"ple) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purpled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Purpling.] To make purple; to dye of
purple or deep red color; as, hands purpled with blood.
Purples the east.
Reclining soft in blissful bowers,Fenton.
Purpled sweet with springing flowers.
(Pur"ple*heart`) n. (Bot.) A strong, durable, and elastic wood of a purplish color, obtained
from several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus Copaifera (Copaifera pubiflora, Copaifera
bracteata, and Copaifera officinalis). Used for decorative veneering. See Copaiba.
(Pur"ple*wood`) n. Same as Purpleheart.
(Pur"plish) a. Somewhat purple. Boyle.
(Pur"port) n. [OF. purport; pur, pour, for (L. pro) + porter to bear, carry. See Port demeanor.]
1. Design or tendency; meaning; import; tenor.
The whole scope and purport of that dialogue. Norris.Shak.
With a look so piteous in purport
As if he had
been loosed out of hell.
2. Disguise; covering. [Obs.]
For she her sex under that strange purportSpenser.
Did use to hide.
(Pur"port), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Purported; p. pr. & vb. n. Purporting.] [OF. purporter, pourporter.
See Purport, n.] To intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; often with an object clause
They in most grave and solemn wise unfoldedRowe.
Matter which little purported.
(Pur"port*less), a. Without purport or meaning.
(Pur"pose) n. [OF. purpos, pourpos, propos, L. propositum. See Propound.]
1. 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'ertookShak.
Unless the deed go with it.
2. Proposal to another; discourse. [Obs.] Spenser.
3. Instance; example. [Obs.] L'Estrange.
In purpose, Of purpose, On purpose, with previous design; with the mind directed to that object; intentionally.
On purpose is the form now generally used.
Syn. design; end; intention; aim. See Design.