intent

  • 1 intent — in·tent /in tent/ n 1: the act or fact of intending: as a: the design or purpose to commit a wrongful or criminal act – called also criminal intent; compare knowledge, mens rea …

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  • 2 intent — n *intention, purpose, design, aim, end, object, objective, goal Analogous words: *will, volition, conation Antonyms: accident Contrasted words: *chance, hap, luck, fortune, hazard intent adj Intent, engrossed, absorbed, rapt mean having one s… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Intent — In*tent , a. [L. intentus, p. p. of intendere. See {Intend}, and cf. {Intense}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self improvement. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 intent — ► NOUN ▪ intention or purpose. ► ADJECTIVE 1) (intent on/upon) determined to do. 2) (intent on/upon) attentively occupied with. 3) showing earnest and eager attention. ● to all intents a …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 intent — [in tent′; ] for n., also [ in′tent΄] adj. [L intentus, pp. of intendere: see INTEND] 1. firmly directed or fixed; earnest; intense [an intent look] 2. a) having the mind or attention firmly directed or fixed; engrossed [intent on his studies] …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Intent — in law is the planning and desire to perform an act, to fail to do so (i.e. an omission) or to achieve a state of affairs in psychological view it may mean a different thing.In criminal law, for a given actus reus ( guilty act ), the required… …

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  • 7 Intent — In*tent , n. [OE. entent, entente, attention, purpose, OF. entente, F. entente understanding, meaning; a participial noun, fr. F. & OF. entendre. See {Intend}.] The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 intent on — (doing something) determined to do something. She seems intent on specializing in family law …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 9 intent — [adj] determined, resolute absorbed, alert, attending, attentive, bent, bound, committed, concentrated, concentrating, decided, decisive, deep, eager, earnest, engaged, engrossed, enthusiastic, firm, fixed, hell bent*, immersed, industrious,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 intent on — index solicitous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 intent — Design, resolve, or determination with which person acts. Witters v. United States, 70 U.S.App.D.C. 316, 106 F.2d 837, 840. A state of mind in which a person seeks to accomplish a given result through a course of action. As used in intentional… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 intent — ▪ I. intent in‧tent 1 [ɪnˈtent] noun [uncountable] 1. an intention: intent to do something • The two software companies have signed a letter of intent to merge. see also declaration of intent …

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  • 13 intent — I adj. (cannot stand alone) intent on, upon (she is intent on getting the job done quickly) II n. 1) criminal intent 2) intent to + inf. (with intent to kill) 3) by intent 4) (misc.) to all intents and purposes ( practically ); (legal) loitering… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 intent — in|tent1 [ ın tent ] noun 1. ) singular or uncount FORMAL the intention to do something: someone s intent to do something: The Congress has declared its intent to reform the welfare system. a ) statement/letter/declaration of intent a formal or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 intent — in|tent1 [ınˈtent] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: intentus, a past participle of intendere; INTEND] 1.) be intent on/upon (doing) sth to be determined to do something or achieve something ▪ She was intent on pursuing a career in business …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 intent — I UK [ɪnˈtent] / US noun 1) [singular/uncountable] formal the intention to do something someone s intent to do something: The government has declared its intent to put the railways into private ownership. 2) [uncountable] legal the intention to… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 intent — [[t]ɪnte̱nt[/t]] intents 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ on/upon ing/n If you are intent on doing something, you are eager and determined to do it. The rebels are obviously intent on keeping up the pressure... The play starred a well known retired… …

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  • 18 intent — 1 noun (U) 1 to all intents (and purposes) especially spoken almost completely: To all intents and purposes, their marriage is over. 2 formal what you intend to do; intention: She behaved foolishly but with good intent. 3 law the intention to do… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 intent — I. /ɪnˈtɛnt / (say in tent) noun 1. an intending or purposing, as to commit some act: criminal intent. 2. that which is intended; purpose; aim; design; intention: my intent was to buy. 3. Law the state of someone s mind which directs their… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 intent — intent1 /in tent /, n. 1. something that is intended; purpose; design; intention: The original intent of the committee was to raise funds. 2. the act or fact of intending, as to do something: criminal intent. 3. Law. the state of a person s mind… …

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