Definitions for: Intend

[v] denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
[v] have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
[v] design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
[v] mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"

Webster (1913) Definition: In*tend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intended; p. pr. & vb.
n. Intending.] [OE. entenden to be attentive, F. entendre,
fr. L. intendre, intentum, and intensum, to intend, attend,
stretch out, extend; pref. in- in + tendere to stretch,
stretch out. See Tend.]
1. To stretch' to extend; to distend. [Obs.]

By this the lungs are intended or remitted. --Sir M.

2. To strain; to make tense. [Obs.]

When a bow is successively intended and remedied.

3. To intensify; to strengthen. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

Magnetism may be intended and remitted. --Sir I.

4. To apply with energy.

Let him intend his mind, without respite, without
rest, in one direction. --Emerson.

5. To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey.
[Archaic] --Shak.

6. To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to
superintend; to regard. [Obs.]

Having no children, she did, with singular care and
tenderness, intend the education of Philip. --Bacon.

My soul, not being able to intend two things at
once, abated of its fervency in praying. --Fuller.

7. 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; as, he intends to go; he intends that
she shall remain.

They intended evil against thee. --Ps. xxi. 11.

To-morrow he intends To hunt the boar with certain
of his friends. --Shak.

8. To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to
mold. [Obs.]

Modesty was made When she was first intended.
--Beau. & Fl.

9. To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate. [Obs.]

Intend a kind of zeal both to the prince and
Claudio. --Shak.

Syn: To purpose; mean; design; plan; conceive; contemplate.

Synonyms: designate, destine, mean, mean, signify, specify, stand for, think

See Also: aim, aim, be after, calculate, convey, denote, design, direct, drive, get, impart, import, plan, propose, purport, purpose, refer, represent, slate, spell, symbolise, symbolize, typify, will, wish

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