What does purport mean?

Definitions for purportpərˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; ˈpɜr pɔrt, -poʊrt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word purport.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intent, purport, spirit(noun)

    the intended meaning of a communication

  2. drift, purport(verb)

    the pervading meaning or tenor

    "caught the general drift of the conversation"

  3. purport(verb)

    have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming

    "The letter purports to express people's opinion"

  4. aim, purpose, purport, propose(verb)

    propose or intend

    "I aim to arrive at noon"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purport(noun)

    design or tendency; meaning; import; tenor

  2. Purport(noun)

    disguise; covering

  3. Purport(noun)

    to intend to show; to intend; to mean; to signify; to import; -- often with an object clause or infinitive

  4. Origin: [OF. purporter, pourporter. See Purport, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Purport

    pur′pōrt, n. design: meaning: signification.—v.t. (also Purport′) to give out as its meaning: to convey to the mind: to seem to mean—often with an infinitive clause as its object.—adj. Pur′portless. [O. Fr., from pur (Fr. pour)—L. pro, for, porter—L. portāre, to carry.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purport in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purport in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of purport

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Translations for purport

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تدعيArabic
  • beabsichtigenGerman
  • pretender, propósitoSpanish
  • tarkoitus, aikoa, esiintyä, esittääFinnish
  • prétendre, avoir l'intentionFrench
  • brìghScottish Gaelic
  • मुरादHindi
  • իմաստArmenian
  • გამოსახვა, გამოხატვა, ჩაფიქრებაGeorgian
  • doel, beweren, intentie, van plan zijn, gewichtDutch
  • dizer, pretender, propósito, suporPortuguese
  • изображать, претендовать, притворяться, намерение, намереватьсяRussian
  • avseSwedish
  • ความหมายThai

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