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"
intent, purport, spirit(adj)
the intended meaning of a communication
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"
The purpose of something that is intended.
The state of someone's mind at the time of committing an offence.
Firmly fixed or concentrated on something.
Unwavering from a course of action.
Origin: Existing since , from entent or entente, ultimately from intendere.
closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; -- said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self-improvement
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
the act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim
Origin: [L. intentus, p. p. of intendere. See Intend, and cf. Intense.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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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Rank popularity for the word 'intent' in Nouns Frequency: #2547
The numerical value of intent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of intent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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