Definitions

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  • n. Someone who purposes something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who brings forward or proposes anything; a proposer.
  • n. One who forms a purpose; one who intends.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who purposes, resolves, or determines on any particular course of action; one who forms a resolution.
  • n. One who proposes or sets forth anything.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • First, Ayala accepts a dictionary definition of teleology which refers to “design, purpose, or utility” without including a reference to a description of the agent which is designer, purposer or utilizer.

    Francisco Jose Ayala: Darwin's Gift: To Science and Religion - The Panda's Thumb

  • A seer, a purposer, a creator, a future itself, and a bridge to the future — and alas! also as it were a cripple on this bridge: all that is

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • A seer, a purposer, a creator, a future itself, and a bridge to the future-and alas! also as it were a cripple on this bridge: all that is Zarathustra.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

  • A seer, a purposer, a creator, a future itself, and a bridge to the future -- and alas! also as it were a cripple on this bridge: all that is

    Thus Spake Zarathustra A book for all and none

  • According to sources, the Speaker reminded the leaders that there was a provision to withdraw the proposal of the prime minister's candidacy subject to the approval of the House if the purposer does so in writing.

    The Himalayan Times RSS

  • And as few tools grow naturally fit for use (for even a stick or a fuller's teasel must be cut from their places and modified to some extent before they can be called tools), the word "tool" implies not only a purpose and a purposer, but a purposer who can see in what manner his purpose can be achieved, and who can contrive (or find ready-made and fetch and employ) the tool which shall achieve it.

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • Wouldn’t you agree that we must identify “design, purpose, or utility” for a process and a description of the agent which is designer, purposer or utilizer for the process before we claim that we have observed teleology?

    Francisco Jose Ayala: Darwin's Gift: To Science and Religion - The Panda's Thumb

  • Or perhaps, more accurately, to acknowledge my presence as these materials’ temporary curator, archivist and re-purposer.

    Boing Boing: July 17, 2005 - July 23, 2005 Archives

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