Origin of intending
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of intend
Examples from the Web for intending
The night before he bought a lot of crack-cocaine on credit with no way to pay, intending to kill himself after smoking.
He also suggested on Twitter that he was intending to continue to work closely with the organization.Amnesty International U.K. Board Chairman Resigns Over Crude Jokes|Nico Hines|August 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She clambered naked out a third-floor window and hung by her fingertips, intending to let herself drop into the bushes below.Cleveland Kidnapping, Anthony Sowell Case Linked by Indifferent Police|Michael Daly|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ten years ago he broke into a house owned by a woman named Lola Nixon, intending to commit burglary.Death Penalty Survives In California, But Three-Strikes Law Cut Back|David R. Dow|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To avoid blame, Cantor claimed that the Democrats were intending to do the same and he just wanted to preempt them.9 Revelations From Robert Draper’s ‘Do Not Ask What Good We Do’|Ben Jacobs|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the evening Blinker went to one of his clubs, intending to dine.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
By degrees I went back to my old habits, saying never a word to him of the test I was intending to put to him.
Now it happened Mrs. Bangs had come home the night before, intending to go away again two days later.Randy of the River|Horatio Alger Jr.
I took observations for time, intending to take several sets of lunars, but the day was cloudy, and I only managed to get one.Explorations in Australia|John Forrest
I took off my satchel, intending to tie it round my neck after I had undressed.Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger|John Masefield
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.