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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intend  \In*tend"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Intended};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Intending}.]  [OE.  entenden  to  be  attentive,  F.  entendre, 
  fr  L.  intendre,  intentum  and  intensum  to  intend,  attend, 
  stretch  out  extend;  pref.  in-  in  +  tendere  to  stretch, 
  stretch  out  See  {Tend}.] 
  1.  To  stretch'  to  extend;  to  distend.  [Obs.] 
 
  By  this  the  lungs  are  intended  or  remitted.  --Sir  M. 
  Hale. 
 
  2.  To  strain;  to  make  tense.  [Obs.] 
 
  When  a  bow  is  successively  intended  and  remedied. 
  --Cudworth. 
 
  3.  To  intensify;  to  strengthen.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  Magnetism  may  be  intended  and  remitted.  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  4.  To  apply  with  energy. 
 
  Let  him  intend  his  mind,  without  respite,  without 
  rest,  in  one  direction.  --Emerson. 
 
  5.  To  bend  or  turn;  to  direct,  as  one's  course  or  journey. 
  [Archaic]  --Shak. 
 
  6.  To  fix  the  mind  on  to  attend  to  to  take  care  of  to 
  superintend;  to  regard.  [Obs.] 
 
  Having  no  children,  she  did  with  singular  care  and 
  tenderness,  intend  the  education  of  Philip.  --Bacon. 
 
  My  soul,  not  being  able  to  intend  two  things  at 
  once,  abated  of  its  fervency  in  praying.  --Fuller. 
 
  7.  To  fix  the  mind  upon  (something  to  be  accomplished);  to  be 
  intent  upon  to  mean  to  design;  to  plan  to  purpose;  -- 
  often  followed  by  an  infinitely  with  to  or  a  dependent 
  clause  with  that  as  he  intends  to  go  he  intends  that 
  she  shall  remain. 
 
  They  intended  evil  against  thee.  --Ps.  xxi.  11. 
 
  To-morrow  he  intends  To  hunt  the  boar  with  certain 
  of  his  friends.  --Shak. 
 
  8.  To  design  mechanically  or  artistically;  to  fashion;  to 
  mold.  [Obs.] 
 
  Modesty  was  made  When  she  was  first  intended. 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  9.  To  pretend;  to  counterfeit;  to  simulate.  [Obs.] 
 
  Intend  a  kind  of  zeal  both  to  the  prince  and 
  Claudio.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  purpose;  mean  design;  plan  conceive;  contemplate. 




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