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intended

[ in-ten-did ]
/ ɪnˈtɛn dɪd /
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adjective

purposed; designed; intentional: an intended snub.
prospective: one's intended wife.

noun

Informal. the person one plans to marry; one's fiancé or fiancée.

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Origin of intended

First recorded in 1570–80; intend + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for intended

intended
/ (ɪnˈtɛndɪd) /

adjective

planned or future

noun

informal a person whom one is to marry; fiancé or fiancée
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