intent Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
aim; intention; design; purpose.
- 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
noun the intended meaning of a communication
adjective satellite giving or marked by complete attention to
enwrapped; engrossed; captive; absorbed; wrapped.
- that engrossed look or rapt delight
- then wrapped in dreams
- so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare
- rapt with wonder
- wrapped in thought
Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; -- said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind. intenton self-improvement
Having the mind closely directed to or bent on an object; sedulous; eager in pursuit of an object; -- formerly with to, but now with on;"Intent on mischief." Milton. as,. intenton business or pleasure
Be intent and solicitous to take up the meaning of the speaker. I. Watts.
The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim.
Be thy intents wicked or charitable. Shak.
The principal intent of Scripture is to deliver the aws of duties supernatural. Hooker.L'Estrange.
Syn. -- Design; purpose; intention; meaning; purport; view; drift; object; end; aim; plan.