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

This page provides all 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.]


Translations for purport

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for purport »

Translation

Find a translation for the purport definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these purport definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"purport." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 5 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/purport>.

Are we missing a good definition for purport? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for purport:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.