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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  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. Julius Henry Marx:

    From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.

  2. Paul Ryan:

    I disagree with this decision, there are better ways to help American workers and consumers. I intend to keep working with the president on those better options.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    Whatever ones political view may be, the American people understand that that is the kind of human being who should not be in the White House, and we intend to make him a one-term president.

  4. Jeff Woodburn:

    This afternoon, I learned that a warrant had been issued for my arrest. I voluntarily responded to the police station, cooperated with law enforcement during the booking process, and was released, i intend to fully address and defend against these charges in court.

  5. Comptroller Scott Stringer:

    The people of New York City have lost confidence that the Board of Elections can effectively administer elections and we intend to find out why the Board of Elections is so consistently disorganized, chaotic and inefficient.

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