What does intention mean?

Definitions for intention
ɪnˈtɛn ʃənin·ten·tion

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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. intentionnoun

    (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal

    "his intentions are entirely honorable"

  3. intentionnoun

    an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out

    "my intention changed once I saw her"

Wiktionary

  1. intentionnoun

    A course of action that a person intends to follow.

    My intention was to marry a wealthy widow.

  2. intentionnoun

    The goal or purpose behind a specific action or set of actions

    The intention of this legislation is to boost the economy.

  3. intentionnoun

    Tension; straining, stretching.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intentionnoun

    a stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness

  2. Intentionnoun

    a determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York

  3. Intentionnoun

    the object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim

  4. Intentionnoun

    the state of being strained. See Intension

  5. Intentionnoun

    any mental apprehension of an object

Freebase

  1. Intention

    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

  1. Intention

    What a person has in mind to do or bring about.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. intention

    An aim or design (as distinct from capability) to execute a specified course of action.

Editors Contribution

  1. intention

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intention' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2177

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intention' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2963

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intention' in Nouns Frequency: #751

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intention in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of intention in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Stephan:

    That was never our intention, the paraglider was to fly over the stadium and drop a latex ball with a message of protest onto the field.

  2. Scott Smith:

    I think right now his intention is to stick to it. That's what he would like to do, and we know that is the legacy he would like to leave -- as the president who ended two wars, but I think there is a very strong bipartisan consensus in Washington and on the Hill that it may be worth reconsidering this decision.

  3. Mairead McGuinness:

    The United Kingdom intention to diverge requires a case-by-case discussion in each area. Equivalence and divergence are polar opposites, i am optimistic that over time, through cooperation and trust, we will build a stable and balanced relationship with our UK friends.

  4. Iain Brassington:

    There is genuine confusion about what constitutes euthanasia and it's quite tempting to conflate it with the withdrawal of treatment, what's crucial is the intention.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    There is less problem with the education system and more with the intention of those people who are authorized to recruit talented, educated guys as employees for the private organization

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