intended

adjective
in·​tend·​ed | \in-ˈten-dəd \

Definition of intended 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : expected to be such in the future an intended career his intended bride

intended

noun

Definition of intended (Entry 2 of 2)

: the person to whom another is engaged

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Other Words from intended

Adjective

intendedly adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for intended

Synonyms: Adjective

conscious, deliberate, intentional, knowing, purposeful, purposive, set, voluntary, willed, willful (or wilful), witting

Synonyms: Noun

betrothed, fiancé, fiancée

Antonyms: Adjective

nondeliberate, nonpurposive, unintentional

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Examples of intended in a Sentence

Adjective

The book failed to reach its intended audience. you may feign innocence, but I know that that last remark was an intended dig

Noun

after a bit of bickering, she and her intended have finally picked out a wedding site
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Jacquet understands that her intended career path is a formidable challenge, but talking to experienced women in the field and researching online haves sustained her. Abby Haglage, refinery29.com, "4 Black Girls With Big Dreams & The 4 Women Living Them," 13 July 2018 Their three main projects at the moment are a documentary film, a stage show, and footwork summer camps-all intended to tell the story of footwork, to grow the community, and to pass footwork along to the next generation. Anna White, Chicago Reader, "Hip-Hop / Music Chicago's footwork community takes center stage at the MCA," 6 July 2018 While the intended application for those tunnels is to eventually build his Hyperloop, an underground high-speed transit system, the same tools could perhaps be used to help rescue the boys as well. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Elon Musk Would Be 'Happy to Help' Rescue the Thai Boys Stuck in a Cave," 5 July 2018 The body of 34-year-old Marlene Santellan was found Saturday morning beside a plywood box believed to have been her intended coffin, a San Bernardino police spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times. Harriet Sokmensuer, PEOPLE.com, "Missing Calif. Woman Found Dead Near Makeshift Coffin — and Police Say it Was Intended for Her," 11 June 2018 What’s more, Amazon would need to hire licensed pharmacists to fill prescriptions and ensure that the right drugs, in the right dose and quantity, go to the intended customers. Casey Ross, STAT, "Amazon failed to disrupt the prescription drug business with Drugstore.com. Could a second try succeed?," 26 Apr. 2018 The efforts, some of which were announced previously and are already in use in some developments, are intended to drive down the rat population in these locations by 70%, officials said. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "Dry Ice Is the Rat’s Worst Enemy, de Blasio Says," 17 Apr. 2018 The president and his allies have accused Mr. Rosenstein of stonewalling Congress and allowing Mr. Mueller’s probe to stray beyond its intended scope. Rebecca Ballhaus, WSJ, "Donald Trump Suggests He Has No Immediate Plans to Fire Russia Probe Leaders," 18 Apr. 2018 In Morrison’s case, at least, the subscription had the intended loyalty-generating side effects. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "Why Lyft Is Trying to Become the Next Subscription Business," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of intended

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1767, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intended was in the 15th century

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intended

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of intended

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in your mind as a purpose or goal

intended

noun

English Language Learners Definition of intended (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person to whom someone is engaged to be married

intended

adjective
in·​tend·​ed

Legal Definition of intended 

: specifically planned or contemplated an intended injury intended uses the intended beneficiary

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