- entent (obsolete)
Existing since Middle English entente, from Old French entent or entente, ultimately from Latin intentus. Modified later in spelling to align more closely with the Latin word. Compare intention.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛnt/
Audio (RP) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɛnt
intent (countable and uncountable, plural intents)
- (something that is intended): See also Thesaurus:intention
something that is intended
state of someone’s mind at the time of committing an offence
intent (comparative more intent, superlative most intent)
- Firmly fixed or concentrated on something.
- a mind intent on self-improvement
- 2014, Daniel Taylor, "World Cup 2014: Uruguay sink England as Suárez makes his mark," guardian.co.uk, 20 June:
- Uruguay were quick to the ball, strong in the tackle and seemed intent on showing they were a better team than had been apparent in their defeat to Costa Rica.
- 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, →OCLC:
- And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.
- Unwavering from a course of action.
firmly fixed or concentrated
engrossed — See also translations at engrossed
unwavering — See also translations at unwavering
- intent at OneLook Dictionary Search
intent m (plural intents)
- try, attempt
- (castells) a castell that collapses before its construction is completed (as opposed to a castell carregat, which collapses after it is completed, or an intent desmuntat, which is not completed but is successfully dismantled without collapsing)
- “intent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “intent”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2023
- “intent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “intent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.