in·​tend·​ing in-ˈten-diŋ How to pronounce intending (audio)
: prospective, aspiring
an intending teacher

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intending was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Intending.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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