American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To have in mind; plan: We intend to go. They intend going. You intended that she go.
- v. To design for a specific purpose.
- v. To have in mind for a particular use.
- v. To signify or mean.
- v. To have a design or purpose in mind.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To stretch forth or out; extend or distend.
- To direct; turn; fix in a course or tendency.
- To fix the attention upon; attend to; superintend.
- To fix the mind upon, as something to be done or brought about; have in mind or purpose; design: often used with the infinitive: as, I intend to write; no deception was intended.
- To design to signify; mean to be understood; have reference to.
- To pretend; make believe; simulate.
- To look for; expect.
- To intensify; increase.
- To stretch forward; extend; move; proceed.
- To attend; pay attention.
- To have intention; be inclined or disposed.
- To manage; superintend; supervise.
- v. To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); be intent upon; mean; design; plan; purpose.
- v. To fix the mind on; attend to; take care of; superintend; regard.
- v. obsolete To stretch to extend; distend.
- v. To strain; make tense.
- v. obsolete To intensify; strengthen.
- v. To apply with energy.
- v. To bend or turn; direct, as one’s course or journey.
- v. To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.
- v. To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To stretch; to extend; to distend.
- v. obsolete To strain; to make tense.
- v. obsolete To intensify; to strengthen.
- v. To apply with energy.
- v. Archaic To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey.
- v. obsolete To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard.
- v. To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); to be intent upon; to mean; to design; to plan; to purpose; -- often followed by an infinitely with
to, or a dependent clause with that
- v. obsolete To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold.
- v. obsolete To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate.
- v. design or destine
- v. mean or intend to express or convey
- v. have in mind as a purpose
- v. denote or connote
- From Middle English entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from Old French entendre, from Latin intendere. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English entenden, from Old French entendre, from Latin intendere : in-, toward; see in-2 + tendere, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Adopting the rhetoric of the right seems somehow odd, if what you intend is to represent yourself as a fair judge.”
“How many people does McCain intend to kill in the name of his bruised national pride.”
“And anyone who has ever read a year's worth of reviews from all corners about one's book knows that a lot of people are coming at it from a lot of different places and what they are reading into it that the author didn't intend is legion.”
“Come, my pretty maid, be brisk; Mr. Ormond and the captain intend to go out shooting for a few hours, so fly and bid the servants prepare.”
“Another great by-product of the British Empire which I am quite sure it did not intend is that of Canadian nationhood.”
“The terms of the convention under which England, France, and Spain intend to act are before the public, and nothing can be more just or fair.”
“I have to answer that the way rational forces intend, which is that you can't --”
“He said from his very first "I intend to resign" speech here at the Boise Depot back on Labor Day weekend that he did use that word intend based on the support that he was getting that day, moments before that address, from Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter.”
“My remarks were extemporaneous and, in hindsight, reasonably could be — and indeed have been — understood to do something which I did not intend, that is, take a partisan position.”
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