from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Something that is intended; an aim or purpose. synonym: intention.
- noun Law The state of mind necessary for an act to constitute a crime.
- adjective Firmly fixed; concentrated.
- adjective Having the attention applied; engrossed.
- adjective Having the mind and will focused on a specific purpose.
- idiom (for/to) In every practical sense; practically.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To accuse; charge.
- Firmly or steadfastly fixed or directed (upon something); fixed with strained or earnest attention: as, an intent look or gaze; his thoughts are intent upon his duty.
- Having the mind bent or earnestly fixed upon something; sedulously engaged or settled: usually with on or upon: as, a person intent upon business or pleasure.
- Earnestly attentive; strongly devoted: with to.
- noun That which is intended; purpose; aim; design; intention; meaning.
- noun In law: Personal intention; the state of mind in respect of intelligent volition; the voluntary purposing of an act: often distinguishable from the motive which led to the formation of the intent. See
criminal intent, below.
- noun The tendency imputable by law to an act; the constructive purpose of an action, for which the doer may be responsible, although the actual intent was not wrongful: as when a conveyance is said to be intended to defraud creditors, because, although it may have been without actual dishonest intention, it necessarily has that tendency.
- noun Notion; idea; thought; opinion.
- noun Attention; heed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim.
- noun in all applications or senses; practically; really; virtually; in essence; essentially.
- adjective Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; -- said of the mind, thoughts, etc..
- adjective Having the mind closely directed to or bent on an object; sedulous; eager in pursuit of an object; -- formerly with
to, but now with on.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
purposeof something that is intended.
- noun law The state of someone’s
mindat the time of committing an offence.
Firmly fixedor concentratedon something.
Unwaveringfrom a course of action.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the intended meaning of a communication
- noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
- adjective giving or marked by complete attention to
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
She was focused solely on Robert, her expression intent as she hung on his every word.
He saw a lean boy who seemed more mature than eight years old, his expression intent and serious.
Lucien gripped her arms, his expression intent as he ordered, “Stay here.”
Now he takes a more subtle approach in his wording, but I think the intent is there.
But when these things are done online, we have no idea what the intent is and are you making fun of me or you're just joking.
The language has changed slightly but the intent is the same.
I'm not convinced however that our intent is always to provide a broad experience but we can conveniently label anything that's boring and irrelevant part of this experience.
By one person, by thousands – the intent is the same.
I honestly believe the intent is an honest desire to help the community.
If the intent is the outcome we observe today then one should expect that some unicellular organisms evolved and their descendents became very much unlike them.