purpose, intent, intention, aim, design(noun)
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
"his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
intent, purport, spirit(adj)
the intended meaning of a communication
captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped(adj)
giving or marked by complete attention to
"that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"
The purpose of something that is intended.
The state of someoneu2019s mind at the time of committing an offence.
Firmly fixed or concentrated on something.
Unwavering from a course of action.
Origin: Existing since , from entent or entente, ultimately from intendere.
closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; -- said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self-improvement
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; as, intent on business or pleasure
the act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim
Origin: [L. intentus, p. p. of intendere. See Intend, and cf. Intense.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-tent′, adj. having the mind bent on: fixed with close attention: diligently applied.—n. the thing aimed at or intended: a design: meaning.—n. Inten′tion, a fixing of the mind on any object: fixed direction of mind: the object aimed at: design: purpose.—adjs. Inten′tional, Inten′tioned, with intention: intended: designed.—advs. Inten′tionally, with intention; Intent′ly, in an intent manner.—adj. Inten′tive (Bacon), attentive.—n. Intent′ness.—To all intents and purposes, in every respect.—Well- (or Ill-) intentioned, having good (or ill) designs. [See Intend.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'intent' in Nouns Frequency: #2547
The numerical value of intent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of intent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent.
I had no criminal intent, I had a patriotic intent to stop genocide against my people.
Your seed is your initial intent and it flourishes when your actions reflect that intent."
Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned.
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