What does intend mean?

Definitions for intend
ɪnˈtɛndin·tend

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intend, mean, thinkverb

    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"

  2. intend, destine, designate, specifyverb

    design or destine

    "She was intended to become the director"

  3. mean, intendverb

    mean or intend to express or convey

    "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"

  4. mean, intend, signify, stand forverb

    denote or connote

    "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"

Wiktionary

  1. intendverb

    To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); be intent upon; mean; design; plan; purpose.

    Etymology: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.

  2. intendverb

    To fix the mind on; attend to; take care of; superintend; regard.

    Etymology: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.

  3. intendverb

    To stretch to extend; distend.

    Etymology: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.

  4. intendverb

    To strain; make tense.

    Etymology: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.

  5. intendverb

    To intensify; strengthen.

    Etymology: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.

  6. intendverb

    To apply with energy.

    Etymology: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.

  7. intendverb

    To bend or turn; direct, as one's course or journey.

    Etymology: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.

  8. intendverb

    To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.

    Etymology: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.

  9. intendverb

    To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.

    Etymology: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intendverb

    to stretch' to extend; to distend

  2. Intendverb

    to strain; to make tense

  3. Intendverb

    to intensify; to strengthen

  4. Intendverb

    to apply with energy

  5. Intendverb

    to bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey

  6. Intendverb

    to fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard

  7. Intendverb

    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

  8. Intendverb

    to design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold

  9. Intendverb

    to pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intend

    in-tend′, v.t. to fix the mind upon: to design: to purpose: (Milt.) to extend: (Shak.) to direct.—v.i. to have a design: to purpose.—ns. Intend′ant, an officer who superintends some public business, a title of many public officers in France and other countries; Intend′ancy, his office.—adj. Intend′ed, purposed: betrothed.—n. an affianced lover.—adv. Intend′edly, with intention or design.—ns. Intend′iment (Spens.), attention, knowledge, intention; Intend′ment (Shak.), intention, design. [O. Fr. entendre—L. intendĕre, intentum and intensumin, towards, tendĕre, to stretch.]

Editors Contribution

  1. intend

    To choose for a specific purpose.

    They did choose the silver paint as they did intend to paint the hallway.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2020  
  2. intend

    To focus our mind to achieve.

    They did intend to increase their herd and income, they easily achieved it.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4552

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3141

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intend' in Verbs Frequency: #213

Anagrams for intend »

  1. dentin

  2. indent

  3. tinned

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intend in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of intend in a Sentence

  1. Kiana Garrity:

    Mr. Mosley was a youth counselor -- a subordinate -- while others on scene were superior personnel, lakeside officials have released a version of events -- multiple times to the media -- that deflects responsibility from their own employee policies and procedures. They have attempted to control the narrative but we intend to show the entire truth surrounding the instruction and training of their youth counselors.

  2. Nathan Collier:

    It's similar to false advertising, the malware developers promise something they never intend to delivery, a working Fortnite for Android game. Even worse, they steal from the legitimate Apple iOS version to mislead users.

  3. Arabic Proverb:

    Scratch yourself with your own nails; always do your own business, and when you intend asking for a service, go to a person who can appreciate your merit.

  4. Anton Ernst:

    We feel very honored that his family supports us and will take every precaution to ensure that his legacy as one of the most epic film stars to date is kept firmly intact, the family views this as his fourth movie, a movie he never got to make. We do not intend to let his fans down.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    If they start feeling enough pressure, that can make a difference, when they start asking for votes, the first question should be, do you really intend to deport 11 million people?

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