intend

  • 1 intend — 1. Intend is followed in standard usage by a to infinitive (We intend to go / We intended you to go), by a verbal noun (We intend going), or by a that clause (We intended that you should go). In the passive, it is followed by for in the meaning… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 intend — intend, mean, design, propose, purpose signify to have in mind as an aim, end, or function. Intend implies that the mind is directed to some definite accomplishment or to the achievement of a definite end {if one earnestly intends a conspiracy,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 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

  • 5 intend — ► VERB 1) have as one s aim or plan. 2) plan that (something) should be, do, or mean something: the book was intended as a satire. 3) (intend for/to do) design or destine for a particular purpose. 4) (be intended for) be meant for the use of.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Intend — may refer to:* Intendant * Intended reader * Intending cross* Intend Change , a 1999 consulting businessee also* Intent * In * Tend …

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  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 intend — [v] have in mind; determine add up, aim, appoint, aspire to, attempt, be determined, be resolved, connote, contemplate, decree, dedicate, denote, design, designate, destine, devote, endeavor, essay, expect, express, figure on, have in mind, hope… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 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

  • 11 intend — in|tend [ ın tend ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to have a plan in your mind to do something: intend to do something: What do you intend to do about this? intend someone/something to do something: I never intended it to turn out like that. intend… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 intend — in|tend W1S3 [ınˈtend] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: entendre to have as a purpose , from Latin intendere to stretch out, have as a purpose , from tendere to stretch ] 1.) to have something in your mind as a plan or purpose… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 intend — v. 1) (d; tr.) ( to design ) to intend as (It was intended as a joke) 2) (d; tr.) ( to design ) to intend for (the book is intended for children) 3) (E) ( to plan ) she intends to file suit 4) (G) ( to plan ) what do you intend doing? 5) (BE) (H) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 intend — /In tend/ verb (T) 1 to have something in your mind as a plan or purpose: intend to do sth: I intend to get there as soon after 5 as I can. | intend sb/sth to do sth: I didn t intend her to see the painting until it was finished. | He was… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 intend — verb I intend to lease a car what does Mark intend to do about the broken gate? Syn: plan, mean, have in mind, have the intention, aim, propose; aspire, hope, expect, be resolved, be determined; want, wish; contemplate, think of, envisage …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 intend — v.tr. 1 have as one s purpose; propose (we intend to go; we intend going; we intend that it shall be done). 2 (usu. foll. by for, as) design or destine (a person or a thing) (I intend him to go; I intend it as a warning). 3 mean (what does he… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 intend — [[t]ɪnte̱nd[/t]] ♦♦ intends, intending, intended 1) VERB If you intend to do something, you have decided or planned to do it. [V to inf] She intends to do A levels and go to university... [V ing] I didn t intend coming to Germany to work... [V …

    English dictionary

  • 18 intend — intender, n. /in tend /, v.t. 1. to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan: We intend to leave in a month. 2. to design or mean for a particular purpose, use, recipient, etc.: a fund intended for emergency use only. 3. to… …

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  • 19 intend*/*/*/ — [ɪnˈtend] verb [T] 1) to have a plan in your mind to do something What do you intend to do about this?[/ex] I intend using the report as evidence to support my case.[/ex] I never intended it to turn out like that.[/ex] She felt certain that he… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 intend — 01. My wife and I are [intending] to visit your country next spring. 02. I m sorry for deleting the files on your computer. Believe me, it wasn t [intentional]. 03. The governor has announced his [intention] to resign before the next election. 04 …

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