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Definitions of intent

  1. The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Purpose; aim; meaning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The thing aimed at or intended: a design: meaning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Design; purpose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Intention; meaning; aim; purpose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Bent on; diligent; close. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Eager; earnest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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Usage examples for intent

  1. 144. " Nor does the Scriptures cited by thee prove thy intent – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  2. As for myself, I sat and wondered if I had a deadly enemy, intent on my destruction. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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