a higher purpose

Definition of a higher purpose

:a more meaningful reason to live, work, etc.
  • He was searching for a higher purpose.

Word by Word Definitions

high play higher
  1. : rising or extending upward a great distance : taller than average, usual, or expected

  2. : having a specified height or elevation : tall

  3. : situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation

  1. : at or to a high place, altitude, level, or degree

  2. : well, luxuriously

  1. : an elevated place or region: such as

  2. : hill, knoll

  3. : the space overhead : sky

purpose play
  1. : something set up as an object or end to be attained : intention

  2. : resolution, determination

  3. : a subject under discussion or an action in course of execution

  1. : to propose as an aim to oneself


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