- purpose or attitude toward the effect of one's actions or conduct: a bungler with good intentions.
- purpose or attitude with respect to marriage: Our friends are beginning to ask what our intentions are.
- Also called first intention, primary intention.reference by signs, concepts, etc., to concrete things, their properties, classes, or the relationships among them.
- Also called second intention, secondary intention.reference to properties, classes, or the relationships among first intentions.
- intensive care,
- intensive care unit,
- intention movement,
- intention spasm,
- intention tremor,
- intentional community
Origin of intention
Examples from the Web for intention
My intention is to make it with the same approach as Anchorman 2.Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One morning at about eleven, he announces his intention as though it's truly an unusual thought: “Let's have a little drink.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The intention is to create a 21st century auction house,” Gilkes says.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Hollywood dilutes material to a level I have no interest in, or intention following,” Wiseman says firmly.Inside The Secret World of London’s National Gallery|Tim Teeman|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One reason for withholding information was the president had no intention of shutting down the initiative.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as if divining her intention, the elders gathered in an accusing squad in front of her.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
She shivered delicately, and announced her intention of going to bed.The Woman from Outside|Hulbert Footner
But, in speaking of his disposition, I have no intention whatever to give him a character for amiability.Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy|Frank Richard Stockton
The intention is present of separating (or effecting a separation) from the injured spouse.Ifugao Law|R. F. Burton
I believe every part of your history about the King's intention about the Mastership of the Horse.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1)|Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
mid-14c., from Old French entencion "stretching, intensity, will, thought" (12c.), from Latin intentionem (nominative intentio) "a stretching out, straining, exertion, effort; attention," noun of action from intendere "to turn one's attention," literally "to stretch out" (see intend).