verb (used with object), pur·posed, pur·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), pur·posed, pur·pos·ing.
Origin of purpose
Examples from the Web for purposing
And she looked at Isaac, as if purposing to go to Pongaudin.The Hour and the Man|Harriet Martineau
He was very unhappy, because he knew that he was purposing wrong.The Runaway|Unknown
And for a while they tilled the soil; also they married and were given in marriage, as purposing to abide in the land.Stories from Virgil|Alfred J. Church
I now saw that so far from purposing to rob us they were in a great and honest distress of mind.The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories|Owen Wister
I went to my rooms, purposing to go straight to bed, and get a good sleep.The Deluge|David Graham Phillips
Word Origin for purpose
c.1300, "intention, aim, goal," from Anglo-French purpos, Old French porpos "aim, intention" (12c.), from porposer "to put forth," from por- "forth" (from Latin pro- "forth;" see pur-) + Old French poser "to put, place" (see pose (v.1)). On purpose "by design" is attested from 1580s; earlier of purpose (early 15c.).
late 14c., from Anglo-French purposer "to design," Old French porposer "to intend, propose," variant of proposer (see propose).
see at cross purposes; for all intents and purposes; on purpose; serve a purpose; to good purpose; to little or no purpose.