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"
(usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
"his intentions are entirely honorable"
an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out
"my intention changed once I saw her"
A course of action that a person intends to follow.
My intention was to marry a wealthy widow.
The goal or purpose behind a specific action or set of actions
The intention of this legislation is to boost the economy.
Tension; straining, stretching.
a stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness
a determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York
the object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim
the state of being strained. See Intension
any mental apprehension of an object
Intention is an agent's specific purpose in performing an action or series of actions, the end or goal that is aimed at. Outcomes that are not anticipated and not foreseen are known as unintended consequences. Intentional behavior can also be just thoughtful and deliberate goal-directedness. Recent research in experimental philosophy has shown that other factors may also matter for whether or not an action is counted as intentional.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
What a person has in mind to do or bring about.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
An aim or design (as distinct from capability) to execute a specified course of action.
An action toward a goal or purpose.
It was her intention to remain at her current job as she loved it.Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'intention' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2177
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'intention' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2963
Rank popularity for the word 'intention' in Nouns Frequency: #751
The numerical value of intention in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of intention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of intention in a Sentence
All that counts in life is intention.
To me it's kind of a non issue, I'm not really sure why he's decided to make such an issue out of it, as far as I'm concerned a number of people yelled 'fore.' He made the argument that since I hit the ball it should have came out of my mouth first and I guess I can see that. It's unfortunate it ended up the way it did. It certainly wasn't my intention to put anyone in harm's way. I had my wife in the gallery, my coaches. I'm surprised it's come to this point.
It sets the day off with a healthy intention, with a sense of comfort. ... I know this is what I do.
The innocence of the intention abates nothing of the mischief of the example.
In anticipation of the volumes expected to be imported into South Africa, the (GMO) Executive Council has approved the adjustment of a permit condition which relates to the handling requirement, there is therefore no intention to relax safety assessment or risk management procedures prescribed.
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- intencióCatalan, Valencian
- úmysl, záměrCzech
- منظور, قصدPersian
- ætling, ættingur, ætlanFaroese
- dùil, rùnScottish Gaelic
- نیاز, مهبهسKurdish
- voornemen, opzet, bedoelingDutch
- замысел, намерениеRussian
- avsikt, syfteSwedish
- nia, azma, gharadhiSwahili
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