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INTENTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intention mean? 

INTENTION (noun)
  The noun INTENTION has 3 senses:

1. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
2. (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
3. an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out

  Familiarity information: INTENTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTENTION (noun)


Sense 1intention [BACK TO TOP]

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 ("intention" 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 "intention"):

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)


Sense 2intention [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

his intentions are entirely honorable

Hypernyms ("intention" 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)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


Sense 3intention [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

my intention changed once I saw her

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

volition; willing (the act of making a choice)


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