The definition of intent is being focused on something.(adjective)
Intent is defined as something you plan or mean to do.(noun)
An example of intent is when a politician means to become president.
See intent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L intentus, pp. of intendere: see intend
Origin: ME entente, intente < OFr entente & ML intentus, both < L intentus, a stretching out < intendere: see intend
See intent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English entent
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Medieval Latin intentus
Origin: , from Latin, an extending
Origin: , from intentus, attentive to, strained
Origin: , from
Origin: past participle of intendere, to direct attention; see intend.
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