Origin of intent1
Synonyms for intent
Origin of intent2
Synonyms for intent
Antonyms for intent
Related Words for intenthell-bent, decided, preoccupied, resolved, firm, set, bent, watching, steady, bound, deep, alert, attending, eager, earnest, absorbed, attentive, committed, concentrated, decisive
Examples from the Web for intent
Contemporary Examples of intent
Some brought rocks and bricks, intent on clashing with the police.St. Louis Shooting Is the Anti-Ferguson
December 25, 2014
The details differ but the intent is the same as in a high-profile case of police brutality.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture
December 10, 2014
But Than Dar ignored them, intent on a traditional Buddhist funeral for her husband in Rangoon.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives
November 11, 2014
Roy: I try to set an intent every morning and take time to think about whatever I hope to achieve that day.Q&A With Designer Rachel Roy
November 3, 2014
Dodge has also had something like 20 museum shows and is intent on establishing a museum that would also show his 225 posters.Pryor Dodge's Two-Wheeled Obsession Is Now a Museum of Bike History
September 15, 2014
Historical Examples of intent
Surely there must have been God's intent in the making of this new-world Republic.
While he was intent on these observations, Elinor turned to the painter.The Prophetic Pictures (From "Twice Told Tales")
She could see her father looking at her, intent, as if he wondered.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
He confessed to me that he was apt to go astray when intent on rhyme.Biographical Sketches
In "Lear," Shakespeare was intent on expressing his own disillusion and naked misery.The Man Shakespeare
Word Origin for intent
"purpose," early 13c., from Old French entente, from Latin intentus "a stretching out," in Late Latin "intention, attention," noun use of past participle of intendere "stretch out, lean toward, strain," literally "to stretch out" (see intend).
"very attentive," late 14c., from Latin intentus "attentive, eager, waiting, strained," past participle of intendere "to strain, stretch" (see intend). Related: Intently.
see to all intents and purposes.