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Definitions of intent

  1. wholly absorbed as in thought; "deep in thought"; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "the book had her totally engrossed"; "enwrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. directed with intense concentration; "a fixed stare"; "an intent gaze" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the intended meaning of a communication Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Intently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; - said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self-improvement. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Having the mind closely directed to or bent on an object; sedulous; eager in pursuit of an object; - formerly with to, but now with on; as, intent on business or pleasure. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Having the mind strained or closely fixed on a subject; anxiously diligent; constantly giving attention to; with on. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Purpose; aim; meaning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Intentness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Having the mind intense or bent on: fixed with close attention: diligently applied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. The thing aimed at or intended: a design: meaning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Bent on; diligent; close. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Design; purpose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Eager; earnest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Intention; meaning; aim; purpose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Having the mind strained or bent on an object; fixed closely; sedulously applied. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. The thing aimed at or intended; aim; purpose. To all intents, in all senses; whatever may be meant or intended. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Having the mind strained or closely fixed on a subject; anxiously diligent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. The thing aimed at or intended; a design or purpose; drift. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; -- said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self-improvement. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. Having the mind closely directed to or bent on an object; sedulous; eager in pursuit of an object; -- formerly with to, but now with on; as, intent on business or pleasure. mso.anu.edu.au
  24. in-tent', adj. having the mind bent on: fixed with close attention: diligently applied.--n. the thing aimed at or intended: a design: meaning.--n. INTEN'TION, a fixing of the mind on any object: fixed direction of mind: the object aimed at: design: purpose.--adjs. INTEN'TIONAL, INTEN'TIONED, with intention: intended: designed.--advs. INTEN'TIONALLY, with intention; INTENT'LY, in an intent manner.--adj. INTEN'TIVE (Bacon), attentive.--n. INTENT'NESS.--TO ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, in every respect.--WELL- (or ILL-) INTENTIONED, having good (or ill) designs. [See INTEND.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. Intention, purpose, esp. with i. to (defraud &c.), with malicious, good, &c., i.; (pl.) to all ii. & purposes, practically, virtually. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. Resolved, bent, (on doing, on object); sedulously occupied (on); (of faculties, looks, &c.) earnest, eager. Hence intently adv., intentness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. n. Act of turning the mind toward on object; hence, a design; a purpose; -intention; object; end; aim. Cabinet Dictionary
  28. Anxiously diligent, fixed with close application. Complete Dictionary
  29. A design, a purpose, a drift, meaning. Complete Dictionary

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