Intend definitions

ĭn-tĕnd'
To intend is defined as to plan to or design for.

An example of to intend is a man planning on asking a woman to marry him; he intends to ask her.

An example of to intend is someone buying walking shoes because they want to take a walk; they intend to walk.

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To have in mind; plan.

We intend to go. They intend going. I intended that you would go as well.

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To signify or mean.

What did he intend by that remark?

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To design for a specific purpose.

A whisk is intended to beat eggs.

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To have in mind for a particular use.

I intended the flowers as a present to her.

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To have a design or purpose in mind.
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To have in mind as a purpose; plan.
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To mean (something) to be or be used (for); design; destine.

A cake intended for the party.

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To mean or signify.
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To direct or turn (the mind, eyes, thoughts, etc.)
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To construe or interpret legally.
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To have a purpose or intention.
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To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); be intent upon; mean; design; plan; purpose.
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To fix the mind on; attend to; take care of; superintend; regard.
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To strain; make tense.
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To apply with energy.
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To bend or turn; direct, as one’s course or journey.
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To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.
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Origin of intend

Middle English entenden from Old French entendre from Latin intendere in- toward in–2 tendere to stretch ten- in Indo-European roots