Definitions for intentɪnˈtɛnt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something that is intended; purpose; design; intention:
The original intent was to raise funds.
the act or fact of intending, as to do something:
Law. the state of a person's mind that directs his or her actions toward an objective.
meaning or significance.
Idioms for intent:
to or for all intents and purposes,for all practical purposes; practically speaking; virtually.
Category: Idiom, Philosphy
Origin of intent:
1175–1225; ME entent(e) < OF < LL intentus an aim, purpose, L: a stretching out =inten(dere) to intend+-tus suffix of v. action)
firmly or steadfastly fixed or directed:
an intent stare.
having the attention sharply focused on something:
intent on one's work.
determined or resolved; having the mind or will fixed on some goal:
intent on revenge.
Origin of intent:
1600–10; < L intentus taut, intent
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
focusing your effort or attention on sth
a team intent on winning; an intent look on her face; The girl watched intently.
It was not my intent to upset anyone.
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
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Translations for intent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(with on ) meaning, planning or wanting to do (something)
He's intent on going; He's intent on marrying the girl.
- نِيَّه، قَصْدArabic
- имам намерениеBulgarian
- decididoPortuguese (BR)
- opsat påDanish
- αποφασισμένος, που σκοπεύει να κάνει κτ.Greek
- decidido, resuelto, que tiene intención deSpanish
- olla päättänytFinnish
- décidé (à)French
- מְרוּכָּז כּוּלוֹ ב-Hebrew
- उत्सुक, तत्पर वयग्र, लगा हुआHindi
- elszánt; feltett szándéka ...Hungarian
- (마음·눈 따위가) 확고하게 향해진Korean
- ketinantis, siekiantis, norintisLithuanian
- cieši apņēmies/nolēmisLatvian
- oppsatt påNorwegian
- ځير متوجه: چوپړ، نوكر بوخت، مشغولPashto
- hotărât (să)Romanian
- полный решимостиRussian
- inriktad (inställd) påSwedish
- niyetli, kararlıTurkish
- 一心一意的Chinese (Trad.)
- намірений; сповнений рішучостіUkrainian
- نیت، مقصدUrdu
- mải mêVietnamese
- 坚决的Chinese (Simp.)
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