What does intention mean?

Definitions for intention
ɪnˈtɛn ʃənin·ten·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. intention(noun)

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

    "his intentions are entirely honorable"

  3. intention(noun)

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

    "my intention changed once I saw her"

Wiktionary

  1. intention(Noun)

    A course of action that a person intends to follow.

    My intention was to marry a wealthy widow.

  2. intention(Noun)

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

    The intention of this legislation is to boost the economy.

  3. intention(Noun)

    Tension; straining, stretching.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intention(noun)

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

  2. Intention(noun)

    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. Intention(noun)

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

  4. Intention(noun)

    the state of being strained. See Intension

  5. Intention(noun)

    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  

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

How to pronounce intention?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. James Post:

    It was sincerely never my intention to discourage anyone's access to their elected officials. I now understand how my poor choice of words may have led a few attendees to draw this conclusion and I offer my humble apology for causing any undue strain on the command and its mission.

  2. Gary Cohn:

    Clearly, we have a unique opportunity to do something major here, it’s our intention to create a huge tax cut, and equally as important, a huge simplification of the tax system in America.

  3. Mikey Wright:

    That lady had no intention of swimming. It was a 15-foot swell about where she was, the wave had washed up and dragged her out.

  4. Anonymous:

    The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    When the Democrat filibuster of the government funding bill ends, the serious, bipartisan negotiations that have been going on for months now to resolve our unfinished business -- military spending; disaster relief; healthcare; immigration and border security -- will continue, it would be my intention to resolve these issues as quickly as possible … Importantly, when I proceed to the immigration debate, it will have an amendment process that is fair to all sides. But the first step in any of this is re-opening the government and preventing any further delay.

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