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NOUN (2)

1. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;
- Example: "his intent was to provide a new translation"
- Example: "good intentions are not enough"
- Example: "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"
- Example: "he made no secret of his designs"
[syn: purpose, intent, intention, aim, design]

2. the intended meaning of a communication;
[syn: intent, purport, spirit]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. giving or marked by complete attention to;
- Example: "that engrossed look or rapt delight"
- Example: "then wrapped in dreams"
- Example: "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare
- Example: "rapt with wonder"
- Example: "wrapped in thought"
[syn: captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Intent \In*tent"\, a. [L. intentus, p. p. of intendere. See Intend, and cf. Intense.] [1913 Webster] 1. Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; -- said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self-improvement. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the mind closely directed to or bent on an object; sedulous; eager in pursuit of an object; -- formerly with to, but now with on; as, intent on business or pleasure. "Intent on mischief." --Milton. [1913 Webster] Be intent and solicitous to take up the meaning of the speaker. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Intent \In*tent"\, n. [OE. entent, entente, attention, purpose, OF. entente, F. entente understanding, meaning; a participial noun, fr. F. & OF. entendre. See Intend.] The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim. [1913 Webster] Be thy intents wicked or charitable. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The principal intent of Scripture is to deliver the laws of duties supernatural. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] To all intents and purposes, in all applications or senses; practically; really; virtually; in essence; essentially. "He was miserable to all intents and purpose." --L'Estrange. Syn: Design; purpose; intention; meaning; purport; view; drift; object; end; aim; plan. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

intent adj 1: giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought" [syn: captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped] n 1: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs" [syn: purpose, intent, intention, aim, design] 2: the intended meaning of a communication [syn: intent, purport, spirit]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

183 Moby Thesaurus words for "intent": abandoned, absorbed, absorbed in, acceptation, advertent, afire, agog, aim, alert, all ears, all eyes, ambition, animus, ardent, aspiration, assiduous, attending, attentive, avid, aware, bent, bent on, buried in, burning, careful, caught up in, committed, conation, concentrated, conscious, contemplating, contemplative, counsel, dead set on, decided, decided upon, decisive, dedicated, deep, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, determination, determined, determined upon, devoted, devoted to, devout, diligent, eager, earnest, effect, end, engaged, engrossed, engrossed in, enthusiastic, faithful, fervent, fervid, fiery, finical, finicking, finicky, firm, fixed, fixed purpose, fixed upon, flaming, function, goal, hearty, heated, heedful, hell-bent on, hot, hot-blooded, idea, immersed, immersed in, impassioned, import, in earnest, in effect, inclination, intending, intendment, intense, intent on, intent upon, intention, intentive, involved, keen, lost in, loyal, meaning, meditating, meditative, meticulous, mind, mindful, monomaniacal, monopolized, more or less, motive, nice, niggling, nisus, object, objective, observant, observing, obsessed, occupied, on fire, on the ball, on the job, open-eared, open-eyed, openmouthed, passionate, perfervid, plan, point, practically, preoccupied, project, proposal, prospectus, purport, purpose, rapt, red-hot, regardful, resolute, resolution, resolve, resolved, resolved upon, riveted, sake, sense, serious, set, set on, settled, settled upon, significance, significancy, signification, sincere, single-minded, sot on, spirited, steadfast, steady, striving, studious, study, studying, submerged in, swept up, taken up with, target, tendency, totally absorbed, understanding, vehement, view, virtually, volition, warm, watchful, watching, white-hot, will, wrapped, wrapped in, wrapped up, wrapped up in, zealous