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Intent meaning

intent - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim.
  2. 2. Closely directed; strictly attentive; bent; - said of the mind, thoughts, etc.; as, a mind intent on self- improvement.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Bent on; diligent; close.
  5. 5. Design; purpose.

intent - examples of usage

  1. He had thought that Bowser would be so intent on catching him that he would not notice the train until he was on the bridge and it was too late, as had been the case with the young hound. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. I suppose," he added, with a smile, " you were too intent on your own bird to notice?" - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. As far as we could judge, we should have time to become well acquainted with the neighbourhood, as our captain was evidently intent on enjoying himself after his own fashion, and showed no inclination to put to sea. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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