[in-ten-ding] /ɪnˈtɛn dɪŋ/
designing or aiming to be; prospective or aspiring:
verb (used with object)
to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan:
We intend to leave in a month.
to design or mean for a particular purpose, use, recipient, etc.:
a fund intended for emergency use only.
to design to express or indicate, as by one’s words; refer to.
(of words, terms, statements, etc.) to mean or signify.
Archaic. to direct (the eyes, mind, etc.).
verb (used without object)
to have a purpose or design.
Obsolete. to set out on one’s course.
(may take a clause as object) to propose or plan (something or to do something); have in mind; mean
(transitive) often foll by for. to design or destine (for a certain purpose, person, etc): that shot was intended for the President
(transitive) to mean to express or indicate: what do his words intend?
(intransitive) to have a purpose as specified; mean: he intends well
(transitive) (archaic) to direct or turn (the attention, eyes, etc)
c.1300, “direct one’s attention to,” from Old French entendre, intendre “to direct one’s attention” (in Modern French principally “to hear”), from Latin intendere “turn one’s attention, strain,” literally “stretch out, extend,” from in- “toward” (see in- (2)) + tendere “to stretch” (see tenet). Sense of “have as a plan” (late 14c.) was present in Latin. A Germanic word for this was ettle, from Old Norse ætla “to think, conjecture, propose,” from Proto-Germanic *ahta “consideration, attention” (cf. Old English eaht, German acht). Intended (n.) “one’s intended husband or wife” is from 1767.
[in-tend-muh nt] /ɪnˈtɛnd mənt/ noun 1. Law. the true or correct meaning of something. 2. intention; design; purpose. /ɪnˈtɛndmənt/ noun 1. the meaning of something as fixed or understood by the law 2. (obsolete) intention, design, or purpose
[in-tend] /ɪnˈtɛnd/ verb (used with object) 1. to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan: We intend to leave in a month. 2. to design or mean for a particular purpose, use, recipient, etc.: a fund intended for emergency use only. 3. to design to express or indicate, as by […]
[in-ten-uh-reyt] /ɪnˈtɛn əˌreɪt/ verb (used with object), intenerated, intenerating. 1. to make soft or tender; soften. /ɪnˈtɛnəˌreɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) (rare) to soften or make tender
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