Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To have in mind; plan.
  • intransitive verb To design for a specific purpose.
  • intransitive verb To have in mind for a particular use.
  • intransitive verb To signify or mean.
  • intransitive verb To have a design or purpose in mind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To manage; superintend; supervise.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To stretch; to extend; to distend.
  • transitive verb obsolete To strain; to make tense.
  • transitive verb obsolete To intensify; to strengthen.
  • transitive verb To apply with energy.
  • transitive verb Archaic To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey.
  • transitive verb obsolete To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard.
  • transitive verb 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
  • transitive verb obsolete To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold.
  • transitive verb obsolete To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); be intent upon; mean; design; plan; purpose.
  • verb To fix the mind on; attend to; take care of; superintend; regard.
  • verb obsolete To stretch to extend; distend.
  • verb To strain; make tense.
  • verb obsolete To intensify; strengthen.
  • verb To apply with energy.
  • verb To bend or turn; direct, as one’s course or journey.
  • verb To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.
  • verb To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.

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

  • verb design or destine
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
  • verb have in mind as a purpose
  • verb denote or connote

Etymologies

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

[Middle English entenden, from Old French entendre, from Latin intendere : in-, toward; see in– + tendere, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from Old French entendre, from Latin intendere.

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