verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of intend
Examples from the Web for intend
I do, however, intend it to sound mean about the reactionary, prejudice-infested place she comes from.
I was elected by the people of Brooklyn to do this job without fear or favor and that is exactly what I intend to do.
The Green family—who were at The Gathering in 2008 and 2013—have said they intend to leave much of their fortune to it.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of|Jay Michaelson|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How do they intend to practically advocate for “working mothers”?
They intend to buy tickets for the next game even if they are prevented from entering again.
If you are English we are your friends, and we intend to come on board.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
He's been up here three times in as many months, and I intend to make an example of him.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him|Paul Leicester Ford
I do not intend to arouse sympathetic emotions on our behalf.The Jewish State|Theodor Herzl
I do not intend, however, at present to pursue this subject.The Ignatian Epistles Entirely Spurious|William Dool Killen
But I came also, sirs, to discharge my duties honestly and faithfully to the Government, and I intend to do so to the last.The Mormon Prophet and His Harem|C.V. Waite
British Dictionary definitions for intend
Word Origin for intend
Word Origin and History for intend
c.1300, "direct one's attention to," from Old French entendre, intendre "to direct one's attention" (in Modern French principally "to hear"), from Latin intendere "turn one's attention, strain," literally "stretch out, extend," from in- "toward" (see in- (2)) + tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). Sense of "have as a plan" (late 14c.) was present in Latin. A Germanic word for this was ettle, from Old Norse ætla "to think, conjecture, propose," from Proto-Germanic *ahta "consideration, attention" (cf. Old English eaht, German acht). Intended (n.) "one's intended husband or wife" is from 1767.