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Definition of intention:

  1. A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York.
  2. A stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.
  3. Any mental apprehension of an object.
  4. The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.
  5. 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.
  6. The state of being strained. See Intension.

Synonyms:

excogitation, role, purport, tendency, mark, end in view, inclination, use, spirit, design, planned, heading, why, purpose, bearing, aim, figure, why and wherefore, intent, function, end, designing, meaning, point, study at purpose, view, innovation, determination, pattern.

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