Definitions for intentionɪnˈtɛn ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
the end or object intended; purpose.
intentions, purpose or attitude toward the effect of one's actions or conduct: purpose or attitude with respect to marriage:
a bungler with good intentions.
Are his intentions serious?
the act or fact of intending.
Logic. reference by signs, concepts, etc., to concrete things, their properties, classes, or the relationships among them.
meaning or significance.
the person or thing meant to benefit from a prayer or religious offering.
Origin of intention:
1300–50; ME < L intēnsio
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"
(usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
"his intentions are entirely honorable"
an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out
"my intention changed once I saw her"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
what sb plans to do
Her intention was to pay them back immediately.; I have no intention of talking to him again.; All his good intentions lead to little action.
A course of action that a person intends to follow.
My intention was to marry a wealthy widow.
The goal or purpose behind a specific action or set of actions
The intention of this legislation is to boost the economy.
Tension; straining, stretching.
a stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness
a determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York
the object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim
the state of being strained. See Intension
any mental apprehension of an object
Intention is an agent's specific purpose in performing an action or series of actions, the end or goal that is aimed at. Outcomes that are not anticipated and not foreseen are known as unintended consequences. Intentional behavior can also be just thoughtful and deliberate goal-directedness. Recent research in experimental philosophy has shown that other factors may also matter for whether or not an action is counted as intentional.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
What a person has in mind to do or bring about.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
An aim or design (as distinct from capability) to execute a specified course of action.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'intention' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2177
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'intention' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2963
Rank popularity for the word 'intention' in Nouns Frequency: #751
Translations for intention
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
what a person plans or intends to do
He has no intention of leaving; He went to see the boss with the intention of asking for a pay rise; If I have offended you, it was quite without intention; good intentions.
- bedoeling, voornemeAfrikaans
- قَصْد، نِيَّهArabic
- intençãoPortuguese (BR)
- záměr, úmyslCzech
- die AbsichtGerman
- hensigt; intentionDanish
- قصد؛ منظورFarsi
- (feltett) szándékHungarian
- 의도, 의향Korean
- nodoms; nolūksLatvian
- hensikt, intensjon, formålNorwegian
- قصد؛ منظورPersian
- تصميم، مقصد، غايه، پاى پاملرنه، منظورPashto
- úmysel, zámerSlovak
- avsikt, syfte, uppsåtSwedish
- niyet, amaç, maksatTurkish
- 意圖Chinese (Trad.)
- намір, метаUkrainian
- ý địnhVietnamese
- 意图Chinese (Simp.)
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