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. Vice President Joe Biden:

    In the summer of 2007, Iowa State Rep. Lisa Heddens introduced her mentally disabled son to then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware. ‘Biden didn’t brush him off and was patient with the way he speaks. You know, it is hard to understand him,’ Heddens said of the meeting with her son, Paul, who was then 12 years old. Biden stayed in touch…And that’s the reason Heddens will wait untilBiden makes a decisionon whether he'll run before she makes a decision about who she'll support. State Senator Herman Quirmbach publicly endorsed Biden earlier this week, even though Biden has not yet announced his intention to run.

  2. Toronto Star:

    Ihave notified the Congress of my intention to enter into a trade agreement with Mexico -- and with Canada if it is willing, in a timely manner, to meet the high standards for free, fair, and reciprocal trade contained therein.

  3. Jakaya Kikwete:

    There are people who pretend to read Tanzania's mind, they claim that Tanzania has no intention of taking on rebel groups in the DRC. These are bizarre people because Tanzania, like South Africa and Malawi, has troops in the DRC with a firm United Nations mandate.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    People don’t change their character and a wrong person upon being exposed of own bad intention just goes into hibernation only for some time.

  5. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    Leader Vs Malevolent “When people with bad intentions try to enter in your inner universe, in their heart they know who you really are !! and who they are actually, these small minds are insecure because they know your qualities and capabilities so what trick they play is, just because they came in your life, spent time with you, they know your weak points as no body is perfect and they also know that you are a winner with great mind and ideas and can perform better even if they have known what's in your mind they can not do that the way you can do, then they try to come from some other ways and you show through your attitude by winning again and again, by not losing your faith in you and your abilities that you are unstoppable... This is what makes them disappoint, the sad part of the picture is, you are the one with the good intentions whatever you are but you never think bad of anyone, not even for those who don't want to see you happy or successful, you just kept going even they chase you. So be in the picture, stay on the right track with good intention and keep going, if it's in their nature that they have been chasing you, they will always be chasing you ..... YOU are a leader YOU are a person with great personality YOU are the one, people think of and spend time and energy to know about you, and wish to be like you but you are busy in your life, you don't have time for small things KEEP GOING !!”

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