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Definitions of intend

  1. design or destine; "She was intended to become the director" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An example sentence would show what this word means" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To stretch' to extend; to distend. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To strain; to make tense. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To intensify; to strengthen. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To apply with energy. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); to be intent upon; to mean; to design; to plan; to purpose; - often followed by an infinitely with to, or a dependent clause with that; as, he intends to go; he intends that she shall remain. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To purpose; as, we intend to win the war; mean. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To fix the mind upon: to design: to purpose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To have a design: to purpose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To purpose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To purpose; design; have an intention; mean. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To mean; to design; to purpose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. To fix the mind upon something to be accomplished; to be intent upon; to mean; to design; to plan; to purpose; -- often followed by an infinitely with to, or a dependent clause with that; as, he intends to go; he intends that she shall remain. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. in-tend', v.t. to fix the mind upon: to design: to purpose: (Milt.) to extend: (Shak.) to direct.--v.i. to have a design: to purpose.--ns. INTEND'ANT, an officer who superintends some public business, a title of many public officers in France and other countries; INTEND'ANCY, his office.--adj. INTEND'ED, purposed: betrothed.--n. an affianced lover.--adv. INTEND'EDLY, with intention or design.--ns. INTEND'IMENT (Spens.), attention, knowledge, intention; INTEND'MENT (Shak.), intention, design. [O. Fr. entendre--L. intend[)e]re, intentum and intensum--in, towards, tend[)e]re, to stretch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Purpose, design, as we i. to go, we i. no harm, we i. that it shall be done today, was this intended (done on purpose)?; design, destine, (person, thing) for a purpose, as we i. our son for the bar, i. him to go, i. it as a stopgap, this bun is intended for you (to eat), this daub is intended for (meant to represent) me; mean, as what exactly do you i. by the word?. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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