Something intended is done on purpose. The intended outcome of a meeting is the result that everyone is planning and hoping for.


Made tense; stretched out; extended; forcible; violent.

Adjective S.
future; betrothed; "his intended bride"

intentional or planned; "your intended trip abroud"; "an intended insult"

imp. & p. p.
of Intend

Made tense; stretched out; extended; forcible; violent.

Purposed; designed; as, intended harm or help.

Betrothed; affianced; as, an intended husband.

One with whom marriage is designed; one who is betrothed; an affianced lover.


In*tend"ed, a. 1. Made tense; stretched out; extended; forcible; violent. [Obs.] Spenser. 2. Purposed; designed; as, intended harm or help.
They drew a curse from an intended good.
3. Betrothed; affianced; as, an intended husband.


In*tend"ed, n. One with whom marriage is designed; one who is betrothed; an affianced lover.
If it were not that I might appear to disparage his intended, . . . I would add that to me she seems to be throwing herself away.

Made tense; stretched out; extended; forcible; violent.

One with whom marriage is designed; one who is betrothed; an affianced lover.


Usage Examples

I never intended for the Monster Ball to be a religious experience, it just became one.

Food should be raw, just the way God intended it!

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.

God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity.

But ours was intended to be a citizen government. It is what of, by and for the people means. And when our most important issue in California is the creation of jobs, I think it's quite helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate or in the governor's seat who actually knows where jobs come from.

Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.

If Obamacare is allowed to stand - and Congress is allowed to make the purchase of government-endorsed health insurance compulsory - there will be no meaningful limit on Washington's reach into the lives of the American people. That is certainly not what the Founders intended.

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Other Usage Examples

But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense.

All the people who follow me on Twitter know my sense of humor. I sometimes forget the blogosphere will give it more weight than I intended.

For me, the most difficult thing is that I am learning melodies on guitar from some songs whose melodies were not meant to be played on guitar. Ever. They were intended mostly for keyboards or melodic percussion.

A lot of movies aren't intended for everybody.

Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.

I've never intended to be controversial, but it's very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.

Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions.


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