The definition of intention is a determination or plan to do a specific thing.
An example of intention is someone going to nursing school.
- the act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner
- anything intended or planned; aim, end, or purpose
- Old-fashioned purpose in regard to marriage
- Rare meaning or import
- Philos. the direction or orientation of the mind toward an object
- Surgery the manner or process by which a wound heals: the three degrees (first, second, and third intention) are distinguished by the relative amounts and types of granulation that occur
Origin of intentionMiddle English entencioun ; from Old French entencion ; from Classical Latin intentio ; from past participle of intendere
- The action or fact of intending: Are computers capable of intention?
- a. An aim that guides action; an objective: My intention is to learn Russian.b. intentions Purpose with respect to marriage: She worried that his intentions were not honorable.
- Medicine The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.
- Archaic Import; meaning.
Origin of intentionMiddle English entencioun, from Old French intention, from Latin intentiō, intentiōn-, from intentus, intent, from past participle of intendere, to direct attention; see intend.
- A course of action that a person intends to follow.
- My intention was to marry a wealthy widow.
- The goal or purpose behind a specific action or set of actions.
- The intention of this legislation is to boost the economy.
- A stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.
From Middle French intention, from Old French entencion, from Latin intentio.