Definition of purpose-like in English:

purpose-like

adjective

  • 1Originally and chiefly Scottish. That appears suitable or fit for a purpose.

  • 2Having a definite purpose; purposeful. Now rare.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Gilbert Hay (c1397–c1465), soldier and poet. From purpose + -like.

Pronunciation

purpose-like

/ˈpəːpəslʌɪk/