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Noun: intent  in'tent
  1. An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    "his intent was to provide a new translation";
    - purpose, intention, aim, design
  2. The intended meaning of a communication
    - purport, spirit
Adjective: intent  in'tent
  1. Giving or marked by complete attention to
    "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred";
    - captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, wrapped, rapt
  2. Characterized by great determination
    "a struggle against an intent enemy";
    - determined

Derived forms: intents

See also: attentive, resolute

Type of: end, goal, import, meaning, significance, signification

Encyclopedia: Intent