[syn: mean, intend, signify, stand for]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.]
1. To stretch; to extend; to distend. [Obs.]
By this the lungs are intended or remitted. --Sir M.
2. To strain; to make tense. [Obs.]
When a bow is successively intended and remedied.
3. To intensify; to strengthen. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
Magnetism may be intended and remitted. --Sir I.
4. To apply with energy.
Let him intend his mind, without respite, without
rest, in one direction. --Emerson.
5. To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey.
6. To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to
superintend; to regard. [Obs.]
Having no children, she did, with singular care and
tenderness, intend the education of Philip. --Bacon.
My soul, not being able to intend two things at
once, abated of its fervency in praying. --Fuller.
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.
They intended evil against thee. --Ps. xxi. 11.
To-morrow he intends
To hunt the boar with certain of his friends.
8. To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to
Modesty was made
When she was first intended. --Beau. & Fl.
9. To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate. [Obs.]
Intend a kind of zeal both to the prince and
Syn: To purpose; mean; design; plan; conceive; contemplate.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant
to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to
return early that night" [syn: intend, mean, think]
2: design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
[syn: intend, destine, designate, specify]
3: mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand
what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?" [syn: mean,
4: denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An
example sentence would show what this word means" [syn:
mean, intend, signify, stand for]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "intend":
add up to, aim, aim at, aim to, arrange, aspire after, aspire to,
assign, attempt, be after, calculate, cast, concert, connote,
contemplate, contrive, cut out, denote, design, designate, desire,
destine, determine, devise, drive at, endeavor, essay, express,
figure, forecast, frame, go for, harbor a design,
have every intention, have in mind, import, intend to, lay plans,
look forward to, make a projection, make arrangements, mean,
mean to, methodize, mind, organize, plan, plan ahead, plot,
prearrange, program, project, propose, propose to, purport,
purpose, rationalize, resolve, resolve to, schedule, schematize,
scheme, set up, shape, signify, spell, strive, systematize, think,
try, work out, work up