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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Verb Intend has 4 senses


Intendv. t. [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.].
  •  To stretch; to extend; to distend.  [1913 Webster]
    "By this the lungs are intended or remitted."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To strain; to make tense.  [1913 Webster]
    "When a bow is successively intended and remedied."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To intensify; to strengthen.  Sir T. Browne.  [1913 Webster]
    "Magnetism may be intended and remitted."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To apply with energy.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let him intend his mind, without respite, without rest, in one direction."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard.  [1913 Webster]
    "Having no children, she did, with singular care and tenderness, intend the education of Philip."  [1913 Webster]
    "My soul, not being able to intend two things at once, abated of its fervency in praying."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "They intended evil against thee."  [1913 Webster]
    "To-morrow he intends
    To hunt the boar with certain of his friends.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold.  [1913 Webster]
    "Modesty was made
    When she was first intended.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate.  [1913 Webster]
    "Intend a kind of zeal both to the prince and Claudio."
Syn. -- To purpose; mean; design; plan; conceive; contemplate.


Intend, v.tr.
1 have as one's purpose; propose (we intend to go; we intend going; we intend that it shall be done).
2 (usu. foll. by for, as) design or destine (a person or a thing) (I intend him to go; I intend it as a warning).
3 mean (what does he intend by that?).
4 (in passive; foll. by for) a be meant for a person to have or use etc. (they are intended for the children). b be meant to represent (the picture is intended for you).
5 (as intending adj.) who intends to be (an intending visitor).

ME entende, intende f. OF entendre, intendre f. L intendere intent- or intens- strain, direct, purpose (as IN-(2), tendere stretch, tend)



add up to, aim, aim at, aim to, arrange, aspire after, aspire to, assign, attempt, be after, calculate, cast, concert, connote, contemplate, contrive, cut out, denote, design, designate, desire, destine, determine, devise, drive at, endeavor, essay, express, figure, forecast, frame, go for, harbor a design, have every intention, have in mind, import, intend to, lay plans, look forward to, make a projection, make arrangements, mean, mean to, methodize, mind, organize, plan, plan ahead, plot, prearrange, program, project, propose, propose to, purport, purpose, rationalize, resolve, resolve to, schedule, schematize, scheme, set up, shape, signify, spell, strive, systematize, think, try, work out, work up




VB intend, purpose, design, mean, have to, propose to oneself, harbor a design, have in view, have in contemplation, have in one's eye, have in petto, have an eye to, bid for, labor for, be after, aspire after, endeavor after, be at, aim at, drive at, point at, level at, aspire at, take aim, set before oneself, study to, take upon oneself, take into one's head, meditate, contemplate of, think of, dream of, talk of, premeditate, compass, calculate, destine, destinate, propose, project, have a mind to, desire, pursue.

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