Intend
Intend In*tend" ([i^]n*t[e^]nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intending}.] [OE. entenden to be attentive, F. entendre, fr. L. intendre, intentum, and intensum, to intend, attend, stretch out, extend; pref. in- in + tendere to stretch, stretch out. See {Tend}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To stretch; to extend; to distend. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

By this the lungs are intended or remitted. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

2. To strain; to make tense. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

When a bow is successively intended and remedied. --Cudworth. [1913 Webster]

3. To intensify; to strengthen. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

Magnetism may be intended and remitted. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

4. To apply with energy. [1913 Webster]

Let him intend his mind, without respite, without rest, in one direction. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

5. To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey. [Archaic] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Having no children, she did, with singular care and tenderness, intend the education of Philip. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

My soul, not being able to intend two things at once, abated of its fervency in praying. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

7. 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. [1913 Webster]

They intended evil against thee. --Ps. xxi. 11. [1913 Webster]

To-morrow he intends To hunt the boar with certain of his friends. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

8. To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Modesty was made When she was first intended. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

9. To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Intend a kind of zeal both to the prince and Claudio. --Shak.

Syn: To purpose; mean; design; plan; conceive; contemplate. [1913 Webster]


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  • intend — in·tend /in tend/ vt: to have in one s mind as a purpose or goal did not intend to kill her Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. intend …   Law dictionary

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  • intend — [in tend′] vt. [ME entenden < OFr entendre < L intendere, to stretch out for, aim at < in , in, at + tendere, to stretch: see THIN] 1. to have in mind as a purpose; plan 2. to mean (something) to be or be used (for); design; destine [a… …   English World dictionary

  • intend — (v.) c.1300, direct one s attention to, from O.Fr. entendre, intendre to direct one s attention (in Modern French principally to hear ), from L. intendere turn one s attention, strain, lit. stretch out, extend, from in toward (see IN (Cf. in )… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • intend */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˈtend] / US verb [transitive] Word forms intend : present tense I/you/we/they intend he/she/it intends present participle intending past tense intended past participle intended 1) to have a plan in your mind to do something intend to do… …   English dictionary

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