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Meaning of intend

in•tend

Pronunciation: (in-tend'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to have in mind as something to be done or brought about; plan: We intend to leave in a month.
  2. to design or mean for a particular purpose, use, recipient, etc.: a fund intended for emergency use only.
  3. to design to express or indicate, as by one's words; refer to.
  4. (of words, terms, statements, etc.) to mean or signify.
  5. to direct (the eyes, mind, etc.).
—v.i.
  1. to have a purpose or design.
  2. to set out on one's course.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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