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, designnoun

    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, spiritadjective

    the intended meaning of a communication

  3. captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrappedadjective

    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. intentnoun

    The purpose of something that is intended.

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

  2. intentnoun

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

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

  3. intentadjective

    Firmly fixed or concentrated on something.

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

  4. intentadjective

    Engrossed.

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

  5. intentadjective

    Unwavering from a course of action.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intentadjective

    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. Intentadjective

    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. Intentnoun

    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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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. Kingston Reif:

    I think this particular White House and this particular national security adviser (John Bolton) are intent on the treaty coming to an end, so they have designs on a post-INF world in which the fielding of these capabilities is no longer prohibited either in Europe or in the Asia-Pacific.

  2. Jacob Frenkel:

    That defense likely will be that, in the commodities market, he had a right to take naked short positions and that the government cannot prove criminal intent because, in certain markets, it is permissible to engage in naked short selling.

  3. Jody Thomas:

    Nobody would invest the kind of money inbuilding up the military capacity in the Arcticwithout reason, intent or purpose, we should not be naive about that.

  4. Brian Turmail:

    Our understanding was that the intent of the event was to demonstrate what employer and labor groups were doing to train workers in the United States, it was a way to highlight investments they're already making.

  5. Neel Lane:

    The only reason that he was denied that is because the state was intent on depriving him of his constitutional right.

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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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