Intend

In*tend"

(n*tnd"), 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.]
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1. To stretch; to extend; to distend. [Obs.]
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By this the lungs are intended or remitted.
Sir M. Hale.
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2. To strain; to make tense. [Obs.]
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When a bow is successively intended and remedied.
Cudworth.
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3. To intensify; to strengthen. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
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Magnetism may be intended and remitted.
Sir I. Newton.
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4. To apply with energy.
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Let him intend his mind, without respite, without rest, in one direction.
Emerson.
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5. To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey. [Archaic] Shak.
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6. To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard. [Obs.]
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Having no children, she did, with singular care and tenderness, intend the education of Philip.
Bacon.
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My soul, not being able to intend two things at once, abated of its fervency in praying.
Fuller.
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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.
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They intended evil against thee.
Ps. xxi. 11.
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To-morrow he intends
To hunt the boar with certain of his friends.
Shak.
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8. To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold. [Obs.]
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Modesty was made
When she was first intended.
Beau. & Fl.
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9. To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate. [Obs.]
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Intend a kind of zeal both to the prince and Claudio.
Shak.

Syn. -- To purpose; mean; design; plan; conceive; contemplate.
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