verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of intend
Examples from the Web for intends
How he intends to practically parlay that will be fascinating to watch.
With this new series, Klein intends to pull the curtain back and challenge the public's perception.Porn Keeps Up with the Kardashians: Belle Knox on the Mainstreaming of Adult Stars|Aurora Snow|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is clear to you that she intends to use the staves as oars.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Diplomacy may not work if the Foley killing is an example of how ISIS intends to use retaliation for military intervention.Families of Italian Aid Workers Held by ISIS Fear for Their Lives After Foley's Death|Barbie Latza Nadeau|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is it art, could it harm her, and does it successfully target—as she intends—the pharmaceutical industry?
If he intends spending the evening, he can, if he choose, leave hat and cane in the hall.Social Life|Maud C. Cooke
Whether the Regent of Sweden intends to make himself king is a moot point.
Does the word until express the meaning Crockett intends to convey?Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10|Charles Herbert Sylvester
And she knows that, and will wait, like a dog before a hole which contains something he intends to kill.December Love|Robert Hichens
Let me consider what advantage he intends me in my present state.Discipline|Mary Brunton
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.