Definitions for intend
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word intend.
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"
intend, destine, designate, specifyverb
design or destine
"She was intended to become the director"
mean or intend to express or convey
"You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
mean, intend, signify, stand forverb
denote or connote
"`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means"
To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); be intent upon; mean; design; plan; purpose.
To fix the mind on; attend to; take care of; superintend; regard.
To stretch to extend; distend.
To strain; make tense.
To intensify; strengthen.
To apply with energy.
To bend or turn; direct, as one's course or journey.
To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.
To pretend; counterfeit; simulate.
Etymology: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: intendo, Latin.
The same advancing high above his head,
With sharp intended sting so rude him smote,
That to the earth him drove, as stricken dead;
Ne living wight would have him life behot. Fairy Queen.
What seems to be the ground of the assertion, is the magnified quality of this star, conceived to cause or intend the heat of this season, we find that wiser antiquity was not of this opinion. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Err.
By this the lungs are intended or remitted. Matthew Hale.
This vis inertiæ is essential to matter, because it neither can be deprived of it, nor intended or remitted in the same body; but is always proportional to the quantity of matter. George Cheyne.
Magnetism may be intended and remitted, and is found only in the magnet and in iron. Isaac Newton, Opt.
This they should carefully intend, and not when the sacrament is administered, imagine themselves called only to walk up and down in a white and shining garment. Richard Hooker.
They could not intend to the recovery of that country of the north. Edmund Spenser.
Having no children, she did with singular care and tenderness intend the education of Philip. Francis Bacon, H. VII.
The king prayed them to have patience 'till a little smoak, that was raised in his country, was over; slighting, as his manner was, that openly, which nevertheless he intended seriously. Francis Bacon, H. VII.
Neither was there any queen-mother who might share any way in the government, while the king intended his pleasure. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
Go therefore, mighty pow'rs!
Terror of heav'n, though fallen! intend at home,
While here shall be our home, what best may ease
The present misery, and render hell
More tolerable. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ii.
Their beauty they, and we our loves suspend;
Nought can our wishes, save thy health, intend. Edmund Waller.
The opinion she had of his wisdom was such, as made her esteem greatly of his words; but that the words themselves sounded so, as she could not imagine what they intended. Philip Sidney.
The gods would not have delivered a soul into the body, which hath arms and legs, only instruments of doing, but that it were intended the mind should employ them. Philip Sidney.
Thou art sworn
As deeply to effect what we intend,
As closely to conceal what we impart? William Shakespeare, R. III.
The earl was a very acute and sound speaker, when he would intend it. Henry Wotton.
According to this model Quintus Horatius Flaccus writ his odes and epods; for his satires and epistles, being intended wholly for instruction, required another style. Dryden.
to stretch' to extend; to distend
to strain; to make tense
to intensify; to strengthen
to apply with energy
to bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey
to fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard
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
to design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold
to pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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 intensum—in, towards, tendĕre, to stretch.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'intend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4552
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'intend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3141
Rank popularity for the word 'intend' in Verbs Frequency: #213
The numerical value of intend in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of intend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
We believe Sun did not intend to cheat, the punishment was in accordance with related rules and reasonable.
Unless the Russians intend to be completely genocidal – they could flatten all the major cities, and Ukrainians will rise up against Russian occupation – there will be just constant guerrilla war.
We intend to take all appropriate steps to defend the airline's position vigorously, including making any necessary appeals.
We will target the mountaineering waste from Camp 1 (19,695 feet) to the summit, there are old cylinders, tents, tins, packets, equipment and other mountaineering waste. Apart from our own haversacks weighing 10 kg each, we intend to bring in another 10 kg each on the trip.
However, our forces did not commit any human rights violations. There are a number of bandits and lone militia forces that are active in that area, our forces do not kill civilians. Occasionally there may be accidental deaths as a result of crossfire, but the South Sudanese army is not responsible for this heinous crime. We intend to investigate who is responsible and bring them to justice.
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Translations for intend
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- نوى, قصد, تعمدArabic
- beabsichtigen, vorhabenGerman
- pretender, intentarSpanish
- بر آن بودن, آهنگ داشتنPersian
- aikoa, pyrkiäFinnish
- avoir l'intention, concevoir, envisager, prévoirFrench
- szándékozik, akar, tervez, szánHungarian
- 意図する, つもりである, 意図しますJapanese
- habeo in animo, voloLatin
- takune, whakakoroMāori
- планировать, собираться, намереватьсяRussian
- наміритись, плануватиUkrainian
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