Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a purpose; intentional: a purposeful musician.
  • adj. Having or manifesting purpose; determined: entered the room with a purposeful look.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having purpose; intentional.
  • adj. Having a purpose in mind; resolute; determined.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Important; material.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by purpose or definite aim; having an object in view; full of purpose or meaning; of serious import or significance: opposed to aimless.
  • Hence Intended; made or introduced on purpose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having meaning through having an aim
  • adj. serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal

Etymologies

purpose +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

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