WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
in•tent1 /ɪnˈtɛnt/USA pronunciation n. 
  1. [countable;
    usually singular]
    something intended;
    intention:The original intent was to raise funds.
  2. [uncountable] the act or fact of intending, as to do something:The burglar entered the house with criminal intent.
  3. [uncountable] meaning; significance;
    basic idea.
  1. Idioms, Philosophyto or for all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes;
    practically speaking:His adoptive father was for all intents and purposes his real father.

in•tent2 /ɪnˈtɛnt/USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. firmly fixed or directed:gave us an intent stare.
  2. [be + ~] having the attention sharply fixed on something:I was intent on my work and didn't hear you.
  3. [be + ~] determined or resolved:was intent on revenge.
in•tent•ly, adv. 
in•tent•ness, n. [uncountable]

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intent /ɪnˈtɛnt/ n
  1. something that is intended; aim; purpose; design
  2. the act of intending
  3. the will or purpose with which one does an act
  4. implicit meaning; connotation
  5. to all intents and purposesfor all practical purposes; virtually
  1. firmly fixed; determined; concentrated: an intent look
  2. (postpositive; usually followed by on or upon) having the fixed intention (of); directing one's mind or energy (to): intent on committing a crime
Etymology: 13th Century (in the sense: intention): from Late Latin intentus aim, intent, from Latin: a stretching out; see intend

inˈtently adv inˈtentness n

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