1. [ verb ] have in mind as a purpose
Synonyms: mean think

"I mean no harm" "I only meant to help you" "She didn't think to harm me" "We thought to return early that night"

Related terms: shall will plan aim design intention
2. [ verb ] design or destine
Synonyms: destine specify designate

"She was intended to become the director"

Related terms: plan design calculate slate mean destination
3. [ verb ] mean or intend to express or convey
Synonyms: mean

"You never understand what I mean!" "what do his words intend?"

Related terms: convey symbolize denote drive spell aim signify intent
4. [ verb ] denote or connote
Synonyms: mean signify stand_for

"`maison' means `house' in French" "An example sentence would show what this word means"

Related terms: signify meaning meaning sign
Similar spelling:   intended