Definitions

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

  • adj. Deliberate; intentional: "The only option is whether these will be purposeful, intended policies or whether they will be . . . concealed ones” ( Daniel Patrick Moynihan).
  • adj. Prospective; future: an intended trip abroad next month.
  • n. Informal A person whom one intends to marry; a fiancé or fiancée: our daughter and her intended.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Planned.
  • n. Fiancé or fiancée.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of intend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made tense; stretched out; extended; forcible; violent.
  • adj. Purposed; designed.
  • adj. Betrothed; affianced.
  • n. One with whom marriage is designed; one who is betrothed; an affianced lover.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Purposed; to be, or to be done, according to an agreement or design: as, an intended entertainment; her intended husband.
  • n. An intended husband or wife: with a possessive pronoun preceding.

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

  • adj. resulting from one's intentions
  • adj. future; betrothed

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Examples

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  • No kids either—the phrase intended to cast a fresh and jazzy light on our post-kids world.

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  • Bush issued a rule at the end of his term intended to serve as a poison pill against using endangered species protections to regulate climate change; Obama has hinted he would repeal that "midnight rule," but he has yet to do so, despite congressional authority to revoke the Bush rules with the stroke of a pen.

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  • In fact, the true solution that Einstein intended is that in no part of the question was there even a mention of a fish.

    Einstein's Riddle

  • The chair of the fund was given to Tommy Thompson, the American secretary of health and human services, while Kofi Annan was designated “honorary president,” a title intended by the United States to advertise his lack of authority over the effort.

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  • The title intended by Sheridan for this paper was "Hernan's Miscellany," to which his friend Halhed objected, and suggested, "The Reformer," as a newer and more significant name.

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  • For liberals, pro-lifers are “single-issue Catholics” or “single-issue voters”, a label intended to accuse us of ignoring all the other life issues in the “seamless garment” that makes up their precious “consistent life ethic.”

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  • "Lacanian feminism" — a term intended very broadly — is influential in France, England, and (I understand) Italy.

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  • The two Lafittes were, at the time young Lemaitre reached his majority (say 1808 or 1812), only merchant-blacksmiths, so to speak, a term intended to convey the idea of blacksmiths who never soiled their hands, who were men of capital, stood a little higher than the clergy, and moved in society among its autocrats.

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