intended

[ in-ten-did ]
/ ɪnˈtɛn dɪd /

adjective

purposed; designed; intentional: an intended snub.
prospective: one's intended wife.

noun

Informal. the person one plans to marry; one's fiancé or fiancée.

Nearby words

  1. intemperate,
  2. intend,
  3. intendance,
  4. intendancy,
  5. intendant,
  6. intendency,
  7. intending,
  8. intendment,
  9. intenerate,
  10. intens

Origin of intended

First recorded in 1570–80; intend + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for unintended

unintended

/ (ˌʌnɪnˈtɛndɪd) /

adjective

not intended; unplanned

intended

/ (ɪnˈtɛndɪd) /

adjective

planned or future

noun

informal a person whom one is to marry; fiancé or fiancée
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Word Origin and History for unintended

unintended

adj.

1640s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of intend.

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