purposed; designed; intentional: an intended snub.
prospective: one's intended wife.
Informal. the person one plans to marry; one's fiancé or fiancée.
- in·tend·ed·ly, adverb
- in·tend·ed·ness, noun
- qua·si-in·tend·ed, adjective
- un·in·tend·ed, adjective
- un·in·tend·ed·ly, adverb
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How to use intended in a sentence
You should also consider the intended placement and check your wall for wood studs.
Investigators also signaled their skepticism that all of the management and administrative funds went to their intended purpose, writing that the assistant secretary’s office “would likely fail” to adequately justify how the money was used.Millions earmarked for public health emergencies were used to pay for unrelated projects, inspector general says | Dan Diamond, Lisa Rein | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw his second interception, again on a pass that was too high for its intended target, and the Browns again showed they are in no mood to spare their longtime tormenter any mercy.Browns shake off their history, secure first playoff win since 1995 | Adam Kilgore, Des Bieler | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Some vaccine has been administered outside the bounds of intended policy.Trying not to waste a single drop of coronavirus vaccine | Lenny Bernstein, Lola Fadulu | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
As we move forward with these efforts, we know we must hold ourselves accountable if they’re going to achieve their intended impact.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Interview, which caused so much controversy, was never intended for release in South Korean cinemas.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was never intended to do anything as vulgar as actually earn money.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo | Felice Picano | December 16, 2014 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He prepared a glossary of provincial and archological words, intended for a supplement to Johnson's Dictionary.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
But the withering mildew was now breathed forth, that was intended to blast this goodly harvest.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
The girl saw this, and knew that he did not believe in her as she wished him to believe, as she intended to make him believe.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
No one was hurt, although the shot was evidently intended for my party.
He shut his fist and hit Butterface a weak but well intended right-hander on the nose.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for intended
planned or future
informal a person whom one is to marry; fiancé or fiancée
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