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in·tent

 (ĭn-tĕnt′)
n.
1. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose. See Synonyms at intention.
2. Law The state of mind necessary for an act to constitute a crime.
adj.
1. Firmly fixed; concentrated: an intent gaze.
2. Having the attention applied; engrossed: The students, intent upon their books, did not hear me enter the room.
3. Having the mind and will focused on a specific purpose: was intent on leaving within the hour; are intent upon being recognized.
Idiom:
for/to all intents and purposes
In every practical sense; practically: To all intents and purposes the case is closed.

[Middle English entent, from Old French, from Medieval Latin intentus, from Latin, an extending, from intentus, attentive to, strained, from past participle of intendere, to direct attention; see intend.]

in·tent′ly adv.
in·tent′ness n.

intent

(ɪnˈtɛnt)
n
1. something that is intended; aim; purpose; design
2. the act of intending
3. (Law) law the will or purpose with which one does an act
4. implicit meaning; connotation
5. to all intents and purposes for all practical purposes; virtually
adj
6. firmly fixed; determined; concentrated: an intent look.
7. (postpositive; usually foll by on or upon) having the fixed intention (of); directing one's mind or energy (to): intent on committing a crime.
[C13 (in the sense: intention): from Late Latin intentus aim, intent, from Latin: a stretching out; see intend]
inˈtently adv
inˈtentness n

in•tent1

(ɪnˈtɛnt)

n.
1. something that is intended; purpose; design; intention: The original intent was to raise funds.
2. the act or fact of intending, as to do something: criminal intent.
3. Law. the state of a person's mind that directs his or her actions toward an objective.
4. meaning or significance.
Idioms:
to or for all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes; practically speaking; virtually.
[1175–1225; Middle English entent(e) < Old French < Late Latin intentus an aim, purpose, Latin: a stretching out =inten(dere) to intend + -tus suffix of v. action)]

in•tent2

(ɪnˈtɛnt)

adj.
1. firmly or steadfastly fixed or directed: an intent stare.
2. having the attention sharply focused on something: intent on one's work.
3. determined or resolved; having the mind or will fixed on some goal: intent on revenge.
[1600–10; < Latin intentus taut, intent]
in•tent′ly, adv.
in•tent′ness, n.

intent

, intention - Intent implies a sustained unbroken commitment or purpose, while intention implies an intermittent resolution or an initial aim or plan.
See also related terms for imply.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intent - an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actionsintent - 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"
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
idea, mind - your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"
cross-purpose - a contrary aim; "at cross-purposes"
final cause - (philosophy) the end or purpose of a thing or process
sake - the purpose of achieving or obtaining; "for the sake of argument"
view - purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'; "he took the computer with a view to pawning it"
will - a fixed and persistent intent or purpose; "where there's a will there's a way"
2.intent - the intended meaning of a communication
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
Adj.1.intent - 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"
attentive - (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"

intent

noun
1. intention, aim, purpose, meaning, end, plan, goal, design, target, object, resolution, resolve, objective, ambition, aspiration a statement of intent on arms control
intention chance, fortune
intent on something set on, committed to, eager to, bent on, fixated on, hellbent on (informal), insistent about, determined about, resolute about, inflexible about, resolved about The rebels are obviously intent on stepping up the pressure.
to all intents and purposes in effect, essentially, effectively, really, actually, in fact, virtually, in reality, in truth, in actuality, for practical purposes To all intents and purposes he was my father. see intense

intent

noun
1. What one intends to do or achieve:
Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore.
2. The thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse:
3. That which is signified by a word or expression:
adjective
1. Concentrating the mental powers on something:
Idiom: all ears.
2. Having one's thoughts fully occupied:
3. On an unwavering course of action:
Translations
قَصْد، هَدَفمُتَرَكِّز في، مُصَمِّمٌ عَلىنِيَّه، قَصْد
rozhodnutýsoustředěnýúmysl
fordybet ihensigt
teljesen leköti
ætlun, ásetningurákveîinnniîursokkinn

intent

[ɪnˈtent]
A. ADJ
1. (= determined) to be intent on doing sthestar resuelto or decidido a hacer algo
2. (= absorbed) → absorto
to be intent on sthestar absorto en algo
B. Npropósito m, intención f
with intent to + INFINcon el propósito de + infin
with intent to killcon intentos homicidas
to all intents and purposesprácticamente, en efecto

intent

[ɪnˈtɛnt]
n
(= intention) → intention f
It was their deliberate intent to provoke an all-out war → Leur intention délibérée était de provoquer une guerre générale.
a statement of intent → une déclaration d'intention
intent to do sth → intention de faire qch
(LAW)intention f
with intent → avec intention de nuire
with intent to do sth → avec intention de faire qch
to all intents and purposes → pour ainsi dire
To all intents and purposes, the race was over after the first two kilometres → La course était pour ainsi dire terminée après les deux premiers kilomètres.
adj
(= absorbed) → attentif/ive, absorbé(e)
to be intent on sth → être attentif/ive à qch
(= determined) to be intent on sth → être résolu(e) à qch
to be intent on doing sth → être bien décidé(e) à faire qch

intent

nAbsicht f; with good intentin guter Absicht; to all intents and purposesim Grunde; with intent to (esp Jur) → in der Absicht or mit dem Vorsatz zu; to do something with intentetw vorsätzlich tun; letter of intent(schriftliche) Willenserklärung ? loiter
adj
to be intent on achieving somethingfest entschlossen sein, etw zu erreichen; they were intent on winningsie wollten unbedingt gewinnen; she is intent on a comebacksie hat die feste Absicht, ein Comeback zu machen; he was so intent on catching the bus that he didn’t notice the lorry cominger war so darauf bedacht, den Bus zu erreichen, dass er den Lastwagen nicht kommen sah; to be intent on one’s workauf seine Arbeit konzentriert sein

intent

[ɪnˈtɛnt]
1. adj
a. (determined) to be intent on doing sthessere deciso/a a fare qc
b. (absorbed) → assorto/a
to be intent on sth → essere intento/a a qc
intent stare → sguardo attento
2. n (frm) → intenzione f, intento
with intent to kill → con l'intento di uccidere
to all intents and purposes → praticamente, a tutti gli effetti

intend

(inˈtend) verb
1. to mean or plan (to do something or that someone else should do something). Do you still intend to go?; Do you intend them to go?; Do you intend that they should go too?
2. to mean (something) to be understood in a particular way. His remarks were intended to be a compliment.
3. (with for) to direct at. That letter/bullet was intended for me.
inˈtent (-t) adjective
1. (with on) meaning, planning or wanting to do (something). He's intent on going; He's intent on marrying the girl.
2. (with on) concentrating hard on. He was intent on the job he was doing.
noun
purpose; what a person means to do. He broke into the house with intent to steal.
inˈtention (-ʃən) noun
what a person plans or intends to do. He has no intention of leaving; He went to see the boss with the intention of asking for a pay rise; If I have offended you, it was quite without intention; good intentions.
inˈtentional (-ʃənl) adjective
(negative unintentional) done, said etc deliberately and not by accident. I'm sorry I offended you – it wasn't intentional; intentional cruelty.
inˈtentionally adverb
inˈtently adverb
with great concentration. He was watching her intently.
References in classic literature ?
said Jo, still intent upon her sister's face, for the bright color faded as quickly as it came, the smile vanished, and presently a tear lay shining on the window ledge.
In the son's presence she was timid and reserved, but sometimes while he hurried about town intent upon his duties as a reporter, she went into his room and closing the door knelt by a little desk, made of a kitchen table, that sat near a window.
Off they started through the jungle, trailing after the impetuous professor who was intent on capturing the iguana.
I loved the dim superstition, the propitiatory intent, that had put the grave there; and still more I loved the spirit that could not carry out the sentence-- the error from the surveyed lines, the clemency of the soft earth roads along which the home-coming wagons rattled after sunset.
He walked between them, whether with malicious or mischievous intent was not wholly clear, even to himself.
Cora was in the act of speaking, with an intent to advise the woman to abandon the trifle, when the savage relinquished his hold of the shawl, and tore the screaming infant from her arms.
Harrod's fort was then defended by only sixty-five men, and Boonsborough by twenty-two, there being no more forts or white men in the country, except at the Falls, a considerable distance from these, and all taken collectively, were but a handful to the numerous warriors that were every where dispersed through the country, intent upon doing all the mischief that savage barbarity could invent.
Oh, you'll get over that," responded Mattingly, with an exasperating confidence that drove her nearly frantic, from the manifest kindliness of intent that made it impossible for her to resent it.
She stole on tiptoe to the window, as cautiously as if she conceived some bloody-minded villain to be watching behind the elm-tree, with intent to take her life.
With calm and intent scrutiny, he felt her pulse, looked into her eyes -- a gaze that made her heart shrink and shudder, because so familiar, and yet so strange and cold -- and, finally, satisfied with his investigation, proceeded to mingle another draught
Apparently there had been some appalling act of justice recently inflicted, for his scholars were all busily intent upon their books, or slyly whispering behind them with one eye kept upon the master; and a kind of buzzing stillness reigned throughout the schoolroom.
He did; and then it seemed to me that he was dogging us, but with what intent I could not for the life of me imagine.