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Definition of intent:

  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.
  3. The act of turning the mind toward an object; hence, a design; a purpose; intention; meaning; drift; aim.
  4. The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.

Synonyms:

imprisoned, object, feel, cloaked, absorbed, plan, enwrapped, attentive, feeling, bent, target, emotional state, engrossed, enthusiastic, mark, use, import, end, purport, why, captive, life, bearing, intention, excogitation, acceptation, function, invention, jailed, fixed, mantled, liveliness, role, conception, look, clothed, substance, view, flavor, smell, signification, value, planned, tone, sprightliness, burden, goal, wrapped, heart, figure, pattern, determination, disembodied spirit, ambition, design, flavour, aim, sense, blueprint, significancy, spirit, heading, objective, aspiration, confined, inclination, purpose, rapt, innovation, endeavor, tendency, concentrated, designing, draped.

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