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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intent  \In*tent"\,  a.  [L.  intentus  p.  p.  of  intendere.  See 
  {Intend},  and  cf  {Intense}.] 
  1.  Closely  directed;  strictly  attentive;  bent;  --  said  of  the 
  mind,  thoughts,  etc.;  as  a  mind  intent  on 
  self-improvement. 
 
  2.  Having  the  mind  closely  directed  to  or  bent  on  an  object; 
  sedulous;  eager  in  pursuit  of  an  object;  --  formerly  with 
  to  but  now  with  on  as  intent  on  business  or  pleasure. 
  ``Intent  on  mischief.''  --Milton. 
 
  Be  intent  and  solicitous  to  take  up  the  meaning  of 
  the  speaker.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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;  meaning;  drift;  aim 
 
  Be  thy  intents  wicked  or  charitable.  --Shak. 
 
  The  principal  intent  of  Scripture  is  to  deliver  the 
  ?aws  of  duties  supernatural.  --Hooker. 
 
  {To  all  intents},  {and  purposes},  in  all  applications  or 
  senses  practically;  really;  virtually;  essentially.  ``He 
  was  miserable  to  all  intents  and  purpose.''  --L'Estrange. 
 
  Syn:  Design;  purpose;  intention;  meaning;  purport;  view; 
  drift;  object;  end  aim  plan 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intent 
  adj  1:  directed  with  intense  concentration;  "a  fixed  stare";  "an 
  intent  gaze"  [syn:  {fixed}] 
  2:  wholly  absorbed  as  in  thought;  "deep  in  thought";  "that 
  engrossed  look  or  rapt  delight";  "the  book  had  her  totally 
  engrossed";  "enwrapped  in  dreams";  "so  intent  on  this 
  fantastic...narrative  that  she  hardly  stirred"-  Walter  de 
  la  Mare;  "rapt  with  wonder";  "wrapped  in  thought"  [syn:  {absorbed}, 
  {engrossed},  {enwrapped},  {rapt},  {wrapped}] 
  n  1:  an  anticipated  outcome  that  is  intended  or  guides  your 
  planned  actions;  "his  intent  was  to  provide  a  new 
  translation";  "it  was  created  with  the  conscious  aim  of 
  answering  immediate  needs";  "he  made  no  secret  of  his 
  designs"  [syn:  {purpose},  {intention},  {aim},  {design}] 
  2:  the  intended  meaning  of  a  communication  [syn:  {purport},  {spirit}] 




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