Origin of intended
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of intend
Examples from the Web for intended
But the ads are not just intended to remind the Google-curious that Paul exists and is thinking about running for president.
Users “should be allowed to use these devices and services the way they were intended,” Brookman says.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then they intended to bury her, but she looked more alive than dead, and she still had such pretty red cheeks.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The human body was not intended to take that kind of punishment.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He insisted that he had not intended the novel to be political allegory, while knowing full well that it would be taken as such.American Dreams: How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth’s ‘The Plot Against America’|Nathaniel Rich|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I bowed my head to conceal the expression which might have told his lordship that I intended to do nothing of the kind.The International Spy|Allen Upward
The King subsequently sailed on his intended visit to the sister island, and arrived off the coast in due course.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)|Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
I believe that it is what Shakespeare intended, and that he despised the groundlings if they laughed.Shakespearean Tragedy|A. C. Bradley
Of our ten animals, six were intended for riding, and four for carrying cargoes, each taking turn about.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
The droll things were called the "Little Ease," and seemingly, were intended to create merriment.
Word Origin 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.