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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.intently - with strained or eager attention; "listened intently"; "stood watching intently"

intently

adverb attentively, closely, hard, keenly, steadily, fixedly, searchingly, watchfully He listened intently, then slammed down the phone.
Translations
باهْتِمام شَديد
soustředěně
feszült figyelemmel
af eftirtekt, gaumgæfilega
sústredene
büyük bir dikkatle

intently

[ɪnˈtentlɪ] ADVatentamente, fijamente

intently

[ɪnˈtɛntli] adv [watch, stare] → intensément
to listen intently → tendre l'oreille
He froze, listening intently, but there was no indication that anyone had heard him → Il se figea, tendant l'oreille, mais il n'y avait aucun signe que quiconque l'eût entendu.
to listen intently to sth → écouter qch avec la plus grande attention

intently

adv listen, gaze, talkkonzentriert

intently

[ɪnˈtɛntlɪ] advattentamente

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 ?
I wake every night and see in my room, intently watching me, a big black Newfoundland dog with a white forefoot.
I slept badly," answered Anna, looking intently at the footman who came to meet them, and, as she supposed, brought Vronsky's note.
Seeing a thrush sitting upon a tree, he wished to take it, and fitting his twigs to a proper length, watched intently, having his whole thoughts directed towards the sky.
I could not but wonder what this ferocious-looking monstrosity might do when left alone in such close proximity to such a relatively tender morsel of meat; but my fears were groundless, as the beast, after surveying me intently for a moment, crossed the room to the only exit which led to the street, and lay down full length across the threshold.
On the day of battle the soldiers excitedly try to get beyond the interests of their regiment, they listen intently, look about, and eagerly ask concerning what is going on around them.
What he was continually looking at in the palm of his right hand was nothing but his watch, the minute hand of which he appeared to be noting intently.
Later on he woke with a start and sat up in bed, listening intently, listening for he knew not what.
I thought,' said Hugh, struggling into a sitting posture and gazing at him intently, still, 'that you were a part of my dream.
Soothed again, but only soothed to deeper gloom, Ahab, who had sterned off from the whale, sat intently watching his final wanings from the now tranquil boat.
He had been gazing at the red embers as intently as if his past life were all pictured there, or as if it were a prospect of the future world, when little Alice's voice aroused him.
And this noisiness, this exultation at the moment of the ship's departure, make a tremendous contrast to the silent moments of her arrival in a foreign roadstead - the silent moments when, stripped of her sails, she forges ahead to her chosen berth, the loose canvas fluttering softly in the gear above the heads of the men standing still upon her decks, the master gazing intently forward from the break of the poop.
She looked at me intently for several minutes before she replied.