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"
intend, destine, designate, specify(verb)
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 for(verb)
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.
Origin: From entend, “direct (one’s) attention towards”, from entendre, from intendere.
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
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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
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- نوى, قصد, تعمدArabic
- vorhaben, beabsichtigenGerman
- pretender, intentarSpanish
- آهنگ داشتن, بر آن بودنPersian
- aikoa, pyrkiäFinnish
- envisager, concevoir, prévoir, avoir l'intentionFrench
- akar, szán, tervez, szándékozikHungarian
- つもりである, 意図する, 意図しますJapanese
- volo, habeo in animoLatin
- takune, whakakoroMāori
- намереваться, планировать, собиратьсяRussian
- наміритись, плануватиUkrainian
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