intended

adjective
in·​tend·​ed | \ in-ˈten-dəd How to pronounce intended (audio) \

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

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 Malecky said police don't believe the child, the car or any of her relatives were the intended target of the gunfire. Erin Donaghue, CBS News, "Girl, 7, dies days after being struck by stray bullet while Christmas shopping in Atlanta," 28 Dec. 2020 Police suspect Mseer wasn’t the intended target in what appeared to a gang-style ambush as Mseer turned onto Stafford off 11th Avenue. oregonlive, "Uber driver -- an Iraqi refugee working to bring new wife to U.S. -- on life support after suspected mistaken shooting," 16 Dec. 2020 The state’s education department failed to monitor sufficiently whether more than $140 million in federal coronavirus relief money was used properly or met its intended purposes, according to a report from the State Auditor’s office. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Vaccine relief, ‘cooking the virus,’ drive-in legislating: News from around our 50 states," 17 Dec. 2020 Authorities say the shooting was part of a gang war, and that the intended target was outside next to Edwards' house when the shooting occurred. Victoria Albert, CBS News, "Minnesota commutes life sentence of man convicted of killing 11-year-old with stray bullet in 2002," 16 Dec. 2020 Kendall County Sheriff officials said the shooting was gang-related and the two women who were shot were not the intended targets. Megan Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Montgomery man charged with murder after allegedly shooting at car, causing Aurora man to crash, prosecutors say," 19 Nov. 2020 Proposition 22 revokes the law for its intended targets—ride-hail and delivery drivers. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "Who’s Still Covered by California’s Gig Worker Law?," 10 Nov. 2020 Mascarpone comes close, but is often too rich for the intended purposes. Amy Rosen, Bon Appétit, "Making Your Own Cream Cheese Is As Easy As Boil, Strain, Wait," 14 Sep. 2020 Authorities say the shooting was part of a gang war, and that the intended target was outside next to Edwards' house when the shooting occurred. Victoria Albert, CBS News, "Minnesota commutes life sentence of man convicted of killing 11-year-old with stray bullet in 2002," 15 Dec. 2020

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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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17 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Intended.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intended. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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intended

adjective
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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)

old-fashioned : 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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