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From 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.
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