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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·tend /ɪnˈtɛnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·tend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intended; p. pr. & vb. n. Intending.]
 1. To stretch; to extend; to distend. [Obs.]
    By this the lungs are intended or remitted.   --Sir M. Hale.
 2. To strain; to make tense. [Obs.]
    When a bow is successively intended and remedied.   --Cudworth.
 3. To intensify; to strengthen. [Obs.]
    Magnetism may be intended and remitted.   --Sir I. Newton.
 4. To apply with energy.
    Let him intend his mind, without respite, without rest, in one direction.   --Emerson.
 5. To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey. [Archaic]
 6. To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard. [Obs.]
    Having no children, she did, with singular care and tenderness, intend the education of Philip.   --Bacon.
    My soul, not being able to intend two things at once, abated of its fervency in praying.   --Fuller.
 7. To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); to be intent upon; to mean; to design; to plan; to purpose; -- often followed by an infinitely with to, or a dependent clause with that; as, he intends to go; he intends that she shall remain.
    They intended evil against thee.   --Ps. xxi. 11.
 To-morrow he intends
 To hunt the boar with certain of his friends.   --Shak.
 8. To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold. [Obs.]
 Modesty was made
 When she was first intended.   --Beau. & Fl.
 9. To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate. [Obs.]
    Intend a kind of zeal both to the prince and Claudio.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To purpose; mean; design; plan; conceive; contemplate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant
           to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought
           to return early that night" [syn: mean, think]
      2: design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
         [syn: destine, designate, specify]
      3: mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand
         what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?" [syn: mean]
      4: denote or connote; "`maison' means `house' in French"; "An
         example sentence would show what this word means" [syn: mean,
          signify, stand for]