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[in-tent] /ɪnˈtɛnt/

firmly or steadfastly fixed or directed, as the eyes or mind:
an intent gaze.
having the attention sharply focused or fixed on something:
intent on one’s job.
determined or resolved; having the mind or will fixed on some goal:
intent on revenge.
earnest; intense:
an intent person.
something that is intended; aim; purpose; design
the act of intending
(law) the will or purpose with which one does an act
implicit meaning; connotation
to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes; virtually
firmly fixed; determined; concentrated: an intent look
(postpositive; usually foll by on or upon) having the fixed intention (of); directing one’s mind or energy (to): intent on committing a crime

“purpose,” early 13c., from Old French entente, from Latin intentus “a stretching out,” in Late Latin “intention, attention,” noun use of past participle of intendere “stretch out, lean toward, strain,” literally “to stretch out” (see intend).

“very attentive,” late 14c., from Latin intentus “attentive, eager, waiting, strained,” past participle of intendere “to strain, stretch” (see intend). Related: Intently.
see: to all intents and purposes


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