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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. Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli. Medical Dictionary DB
  10. Purpose; design; aim. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. In surgery, a process or operation. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. See Cicatrization. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  13. 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.
  14. Intentional. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A purpose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. 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.
  17. Aim or determination; design; purpose; earnestness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. The object which one proposes. In surgery, a wound is said to heal by the first intention, when cicatrization occurs without suppuration; union by the second intention, being that which does not occur until the surfaces have suppurated. To obtain union by the first intention, the edges of a recent wound must be brought in apposition and kept together by means of adhesive plasters and a proper bandage. Delpech has substituted for those expressions, Reunion primitive, and Reunion secondaire. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. [Latin] The agglutination of the sides and edges of a wound in the process of healing. See Union. na
  20. Intending; thing intended, purpose, whence (-)intentioned a.; ultimate aim; (pl., colloq.) purposes in respect of proposal of marriage; (medieval) second i., healing of wound by granulation, first i., healing without this by immediate re-union of parts; (Logic) conception, as first ii., primary conceptions of things (e.g. a tree, an oak), second ii., secondary conceptions (e.g. difference, identity, species); (R.-C. Ch.) special, particular, i., special object for which mass is celebrated &c. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. The agglutination of the edges of a wound in healing. See Healing. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. The process by which the lips of a wound unite in the healing. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. n. A bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; earnestness; -bent of the mind in a particular direction; determination; -purpose; design; -end; aim; -meaning; signification; drift. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. Design, purpose; the state of being intense or strained. Complete Dictionary

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