Crossword clues for intention
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Intention \In*ten"tion\, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See Intend, and cf. Intension.]
A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.
Intention is when the mind, with great earnestness, and of choice, fixes its view on any idea.
A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York.
Hell is paved with good intentions.
The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.
In [chronical distempers], the principal intention is to restore the tone of the solid parts.
The state of being strained. See Intension. [Obs.]
(Logic) Any mental apprehension of an object.
First intention (Logic), a conception of a thing formed by the first or direct application of the mind to the individual object; an idea or image; as, man, stone.
Second intention (Logic), a conception generalized from first intuition or apprehension already formed by the mind; an abstract notion; especially, a classified notion, as species, genus, whiteness.
To heal by the first intention (Surg.), to cicatrize, as a wound, without suppuration.
To heal by the second intention (Surg.), to unite after suppuration.
Syn: Design; purpose; object; aim; intent; drift; purport; meaning. See Design.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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).
n. A course of action that a person intends to follow.
n. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs" [syn: purpose, intent, aim, design]
(usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal; "his intentions are entirely honorable"
an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out; "my intention changed once I saw her"
In criminal law, intent is one of three general classes of mens rea necessary to constitute a conventional as opposed to strict liability crime. A more formal, generally-synonymous legal term is scienter: intent or knowledge of wrongdoing.
"INTENTION" is Kenichi Suzumura's debut single, released on October 8, 2008. It had peaked at #14 on the Oricon charts
Intention is a 1957 book by the philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe.
Usage examples of "intention".
I formed the intention of slipping upstairs to wake Abney, only then I heard voices, and thought I could recognize yours, my lord, so I crept along the gallery to see if it were indeed you.
Jefferson let three months pass before sending Adams a rather stiff letter of apology and explanation, which, though well intentioned, hardly sufficed.
Hamilton, for his part, had no intention of diverting votes from Adams this time around.
It adopts the general rule of the common law that such statutes are not to be construed to embrace offenses which are not within their intention and terms.
The Demolition Master knew he could not erase all traces of the concealed airdrome, but he had no intention of making it easy for the Americans to discover his secrets.
It was their intention to have proceeded farther that day, but their progress was interrupted by an affair between their Albanian guard and the primate of the village.
Poor dear Aloysia and myself used to pain him by turning his pious intentions to ridicule.
By the time the local police arrived, the horses had gone back to grazing placidly, lending an eerie contrast between rural Americana and unknown alien intentions.
She would take the pleasure Desborough chose to put her way and when the marriage was annulled, she would take great delight in telling him that she had no intention of becoming his mistress.
Now Paulvitch had no intention of permitting himself to fall into the hands of Tarzan of the Apes if he could possibly avoid it, and while the terrors of the jungle appalled him they were, to his mind, infinitely preferable to the certain death which he knew he merited and for which he might look at the hands of the ape-man.
Nova Police can be compared to apomorphine, a regulating instance that need not continue and has no intention of continuing after its work is done.
She was certain Lady Appleton had no real intention of hiring this reeve to be her steward.
This conclusion is suggested first of all by the practice of the Arunta and other Central Australian tribes, who observe very similar ceremonies with the avowed intention of thereby multiplying the totemic animals and plants in order that they may be eaten by the tribe, though not by the particular clan which has these animals or plants for its totem.
I was working in it when I was fifteen, and I went through two years of university work in atomics with the best intentions of carrying on the business.
Goods for the Australoids are tokens of intention: to trade, to meet again, to fix frontiers, to intermarry, to sing and dance, and to share ideas and resources.