What does intent mean?

Definitions for intent
ɪnˈtɛntin·tent

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purpose, intent, intention, aim, design(noun)

    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

    "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

  2. intent, purport, spirit(adj)

    the intended meaning of a communication

  3. captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped(adj)

    giving or marked by complete attention to

    "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"

Wiktionary

  1. intent(Noun)

    The purpose of something that is intended.

    Etymology: Existing since , from entent or entente, ultimately from intendere.

  2. intent(Noun)

    The state of someone's mind at the time of committing an offence.

    Etymology: Existing since , from entent or entente, ultimately from intendere.

  3. intent(Adjective)

    Firmly fixed or concentrated on something.

    Etymology: Existing since , from entent or entente, ultimately from intendere.

  4. intent(Adjective)

    Engrossed.

    Etymology: Existing since , from entent or entente, ultimately from intendere.

  5. intent(Adjective)

    Unwavering from a course of action.

    Etymology: Existing since , from entent or entente, ultimately from intendere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intent(adj)

    closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; -- said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self-improvement

    Etymology: [L. intentus, p. p. of intendere. See Intend, and cf. Intense.]

  2. Intent(adj)

    having the mind closely directed to or bent on an object; sedulous; eager in pursuit of an object; -- formerly with to, but now with on; as, intent on business or pleasure

    Etymology: [L. intentus, p. p. of intendere. See Intend, and cf. Intense.]

  3. Intent(noun)

    the act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim

    Etymology: [L. intentus, p. p. of intendere. See Intend, and cf. Intense.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intent

    in-tent′, adj. having the mind bent on: fixed with close attention: diligently applied.—n. the thing aimed at or intended: a design: meaning.—n. Inten′tion, a fixing of the mind on any object: fixed direction of mind: the object aimed at: design: purpose.—adjs. Inten′tional, Inten′tioned, with intention: intended: designed.—advs. Inten′tionally, with intention; Intent′ly, in an intent manner.—adj. Inten′tive (Bacon), attentive.—n. Intent′ness.—To all intents and purposes, in every respect.—Well- (or Ill-) intentioned, having good (or ill) designs. [See Intend.]

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  1. Intent

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Editors Contribution

  1. intent

    The purpose of what is intended.

    It was both their intent to get married asap as they both wanted to start a family.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intent' in Nouns Frequency: #2547

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of intent in a Sentence

  1. Anonymous:

    Every time I look at the news, I come one step close to becoming one of those Bond villains who is intent on destroying the world.

  2. Thad Cochran:

    I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge, i intent to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate through the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle, after which I will formally retire from the U.S. Senate.

  3. Kendall Jenner:

    I just felt so f--king stupid. The fact that I would offend other people or hurt other people was definitely not the intent.

  4. Yoon Do-han:

    The investigation shook the president's authority, the result raised questions about the intent of the investigation.

  5. Chris Patten:

    This decision will send yet another signal to the world that the Chinese Communist Party is intent on throttling decency and freedom in Hong Kong.

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Translations for intent

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  • AbsichtGerman
  • πρόθεση, επιδίωξη, έμμονος, προσηλωμένος, σκοπός, αφοσιωμένοςGreek
  • intento, intención, concentrado, propósitoSpanish
  • نیتPersian
  • keskittynyt, vakaa, aikomus, määrätietoinen, tarkoitusFinnish
  • butéFrench
  • כוונהHebrew
  • ئامانجKurdish
  • consiliumLatin
  • நோக்கம்Tamil

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