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

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 The reasoning changes, but the intended effect — shuttering clubs — remains the same. Susan Elizabeth Shepard, Vox, "It’s International Whores’ Day. Let’s talk about why strippers need better labor laws.," 1 June 2018 Apparently, Perry took hours and hours of prosthetic work for the intended effect, resulting in a creepy uncanny-valley vibe. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "A Timeline of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's Relationship," 30 Apr. 2018 Historically, pay transparency hasn’t always had the intended effect. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, chicagotribune.com, "Renegotiating your pay? A new CEO-to-worker pay ratio could help," 27 Apr. 2018 These do not appear to have had the intended effect. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "Steve Bannon’s Plan To Make America Great Again—With or Without Trump," 28 Dec. 2017 Get our daily newsletter The EU’s tariffs on Harleys are just one of several acts of retaliation taken or planned by America’s trade partners, some intended to cause political as much as economic pain. The Economist, "American firms will be hit hard by retaliatory tariffs," 7 June 2018 Mexican officials said the intended target had been a local bouncer, who was also struck but survived, the AP reported. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "American tourist killed by stray bullet in Mexico City while celebrating first wedding anniversary," 10 July 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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