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intention

in·ten·tion

intention

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn ten shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a decided course of action; plan.
She went to college with the intention of studying biology.
synonyms:
determination, plan, resolve
similar words:
aim, ambition, conception, design, idea, project, proposal, thought
definition 2: a directed purpose or goal.
The intention of the meeting was to consider the resolution.
synonyms:
aim, goal, intent, object, objective, point, purport
similar words:
aspiration, design, end, function, purpose, raison d'tre, rationale, target, thought
definition 3: the aim or meaning something is meant to convey.
We couldn't understand the author's intention in the poem.
synonyms:
drift, import, intent
similar words:
aim, essence, gist, meaning, message, objective, purport, purpose, significance, spirit, substance
definition 4: (pl.) a person's plans as distinct from his or her actions, esp. in regard to motive or morality.
Her parents were suspicious of the man's intentions.
synonyms:
plans
similar words:
designs, motive
Word Parts
The word intention contains the following part:
tend, tent, tens Latin root that means stretch