Definitions of intention

  1. (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal; "his intentions are entirely honorable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out; "my intention changed once I saw her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. A stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The state of being strained. See Intension. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Any mental apprehension of an object. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A stretching of the mind towards any object: fixed direction of mind: the object aimed at: design: purpose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Intentional. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A purpose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Design; purpose; end or aim; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; intension. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Aim or determination; design; purpose; earnestness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for intention

  1. " If Mr. Pip has the intention of going at once," said Wemmick to Mr. Jaggers, " he needn't write an answer, you know." – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  2. At this time he had no intention of breaking with her. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray