See under (def 5a).
[in-ten-shuh n] /ɪnˈtɛn ʃən/
an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
the end or object intended; purpose.
the act or fact of intending.
Surgery, Medicine/Medical. a manner or process of healing, as in the healing of a lesion or fracture without granulation (healing by first intention) or the healing of a wound by granulation after suppuration (healing by second intention)
meaning or significance:
The intention of his words was clear.
the person or thing meant to benefit from a prayer or religious offering.
a purpose or goal; aim: it is his intention to reform
(law) the resolve or design with which a person does or refrains from doing an act, a necessary ingredient of certain offences
(med) a natural healing process, as by first intention, in which the edges of a wound cling together with no tissue between, or by second intention, in which the wound edges adhere with granulation tissue
(usually pl) design or purpose with respect to a proposal of marriage (esp in the phrase honourable intentions)
an archaic word for meaning, intentness
mid-14c., from Old French entencion “stretching, intensity, will, thought” (12c.), from Latin intentionem (nominative intentio) “a stretching out, straining, exertion, effort; attention,” noun of action from intendere “to turn one’s attention,” literally “to stretch out” (see intend).
intention in·ten·tion (ĭn-těn’shən)
noun 1. a socialistic organization (1864–76) formed to unite and promote the interests of workers throughout the world. Compare (def 6). noun 1. an association of socialists and labour leaders founded in London in 1864 and dissolved in Philadelphia in 1876 Official name International Workingmen’s Association
- First john
noun phrase A first lieutenant (1940s+ Army)
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noun, Physics. 1. See under . noun, Physics. 1. any of three laws of classical mechanics, either the law that a body remains at rest or in motion with a constant velocity unless an external force acts on the body (first law of motion) the law that the sum of the forces acting on a […]