Definition of purport:
nominate, calculate, meaning, suggest, drive, smell, disembodied spirit, drift, flavour, message, pretend, keep up, value, flavor, train, place, heart, resolve, subtext, target, feel, sprightliness, tease, thrust, significancy, meaning, emotional state, shoot for, declare oneself, tone, look, advise, heading, project, intent, take, denotation, impetus, burden, simulate, content, purpose, signification, propose, acceptation, spirit, tendency, sense, gallery, aspire, play out, usage, pop the question, movement, amount, connotation, fake, feeling, draw a bead on, significance, liveliness, substance, design, offer, point, idea, significance, direct, get, take aim, life, intention, import, trend, impulsion, tenor, aim, play along.
- "A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)", Jacob Bryant.
Its refrain had, from the first reading, chanted in the outer chamber of his ear, but suddenly, the other day, it sang to his soul with a newly realized purport in the words, " A boy's will is the wind's will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts."- "Imaginary Interviews", W. D. Howells.
- "Select Speeches of Daniel Webster", Daniel Webster.