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

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pur•port*pərˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; ˈpɜr pɔrt, -poʊrt(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to present, esp. deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim:

    a man purporting to be the manager.

  2. to convey; express or imply.

  3. (n.)the meaning, import, or sense.

  4. a purpose or intention.

* Syn: See meaning.

Origin of purport:

1375–1425; (v.) late ME < AF purporter to convey

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

Anagrams of purport

  1. prorupt


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