1. [ adjective ] directed with intense concentration
Synonyms: fixed

"a fixed stare" "an intent gaze"

Related terms: concentrated
2. [ adjective ] wholly absorbed as in thought
Synonyms: absorbed engrossed wrapped rapt enwrapped

"deep in thought" "the book had her totally engrossed" "enwrapped in dreams" "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare "rapt with wonder" "wrapped in thought"

Related terms: attentive
3. [ noun ] an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
Synonyms: purpose intention aim design

"his intent was to provide a new translation" "good intentions are not enough" "the conscious aim of answering immediate needs" "he made no secret of his designs"

Related terms: goal mind will view cross-purpose sake intend aim design
4. [ noun ] the intended meaning of a communication
Synonyms: spirit purport
Related terms: meaning aim
Similar spelling:   intently