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INTENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intent mean? 

INTENT (noun)
  The noun INTENT has 2 senses:

1. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
2. the intended meaning of a communication

  Familiarity information: INTENT used as a noun is rare.


INTENT (adjective)
  The adjective INTENT has 1 sense:

1. giving or marked by complete attention to

  Familiarity information: INTENT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTENT (noun)


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Meaning:

An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

aim; intent; intention; purpose; design

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("intent" is a kind of...):

end; goal (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intent"):

idea; mind (your intention; what you intend to do)

cross-purpose (a contrary aim)

final cause ((philosophy) the end or purpose of a thing or process)

sake (the purpose of achieving or obtaining)

view (purpose; the phrase 'with a view to' means 'with the intention of' or 'for the purpose of')

will (a fixed and persistent intent or purpose)


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Meaning:

The intended meaning of a communication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

purport; intent; spirit

Hypernyms ("intent" is a kind of...):

import; meaning; significance; signification (the message that is intended or expressed or signified)


INTENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Giving or marked by complete attention to

Synonyms:

absorbed; engrossed; intent; captive; wrapped; enwrapped

Context examples:

that engrossed look or rapt delight / then wrapped in dreams / so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred / rapt with wonder / wrapped in thought

Similar:

attentive ((often followed by 'to') giving care or attention)


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