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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTEND', verb transitive [Latin intendo; in and tendo, to stretch or strain, from teneo; Gr. to stretch.]

1. To stretch; to strain; to extend; to distend.

By this the lungs are intended or remitted.

[This literal sense is now uncommon.]

2. To mean; to design; to purpose, that is, to stretch or set forward in mind. [This is now the usual sense.]

For they intended evil against thee. Psalms 21:11.

3. To regard; to fix the mind on; to attend; to take care of.

Having no children, she did with singular care and tenderness intend the education of Phillip.

[This use of the word is now obsolete. We now use tend and superintend or regard.]

4. To enforce; to make intense.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTEND'ANT, noun [Latin intendo.]

1. One who has the charge, oversight, direction or management of some public business; as an intendant of marine; as intendant of finance; a word much used in France, and sometimes in England and America, but we generally use in lieu of it superintendent.

2. In Charleston, S. Carolina, the mayor or chief municipal officer of the city.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTEND'ED, participle passive Designed; purposed; as, the insult was intended

1. Stretched; made intense. [Little used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTENDEDLY, adverb With intention or purpose; by design.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTEND'ER, participle passive One who intends.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTEND'IMENT, noun Attention; understanding; consideration.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTEND'ING, participle present tense Meaning; designing; purposing.

1. Stretching; distending. [Little used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTEND'MENT, noun Intention; design; in law, the true meaning of a person or of a law, or of any legal instrument. In the construction of statutes or of contracts, the intendment of the same is, if possible, to be ascertained, that is, the true meaning or intention of the legislator or contracting party.