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intended    : [ɪnt'ɛndəd] [ɪnt'ɛndɪd]
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}.]
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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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Intended \In*tend"ed\, a.
1. Made tense; stretched out; extended; forcible; violent.
[Obs.] --Spenser.
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2. Purposed; designed; as, intended harm or help.
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They drew a curse from an intended good. --Cowper.
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3. Betrothed; affianced; as, an intended husband.
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Intended \In*tend"ed\, n.
One with whom marriage is designed; one who is betrothed; an
affianced lover.
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If it were not that I might appear to disparage his
intended, . . . I would add that to me she seems to be
throwing herself away. --Dickens.
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