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, think(verb)

    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, specify(verb)

    design or destine

    "She was intended to become the director"

  3. mean, intend(verb)

    mean or intend to express or convey

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

  4. mean, intend, signify, stand for(verb)

    denote or connote

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

Wiktionary

  1. intend(Verb)

    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. intend(Verb)

    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. intend(Verb)

    To stretch to extend; distend.

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

  4. intend(Verb)

    To strain; make tense.

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

  5. intend(Verb)

    To intensify; strengthen.

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

  6. intend(Verb)

    To apply with energy.

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

  7. intend(Verb)

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

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

  8. intend(Verb)

    To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.

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

  9. intend(Verb)

    To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intend(verb)

    to stretch' to extend; to distend

  2. Intend(verb)

    to strain; to make tense

  3. Intend(verb)

    to intensify; to strengthen

  4. Intend(verb)

    to apply with energy

  5. Intend(verb)

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

  6. Intend(verb)

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

  7. Intend(verb)

    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. Intend(verb)

    to design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold

  9. Intend(verb)

    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  

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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How to say intend in sign language?

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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. Brad Edwards:

    If the estate is placing all estate assets into the claims program for victims, then it is a step in the right direction, in the meantime, we intend to get the filed cases to trial quickly. Either way, justice for our clients, without delay, is our goal.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    It means that, for the next set of presidential candidates ... when they start asking for votes, the first question should be, 'Do you really intend to deport 11 million people?'.

  3. Orrin Hatch:

    I do not intend to allow Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to be stalled because of an 11th hour accusation that Democrats did not see fit to raise for over a month.

  4. Lisa Murkowski:

    It has also become clear some of my colleagues intend to further politicize this process, and drag the Supreme Court into the fray, while attacking the Chief Justice, i will not stand for nor support that effort. We have already degraded this institution for partisan political benefit, and I will not enable those who wish to pull down another.

  5. Steven Bohlen:

    The state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are moving aggressively and quickly to test all wells that risk harming sources of water for drinking and agriculture, thus far, testing of water supply wells by the State Water Resources Control Board has revealed no contamination of water used for drinking or agricultural purposes related to underground injection by the oil and gas industry. We intend to keep it that way.

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