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Definition of "intended" []

  • Deliberate; intentional: "The only option is whether these will be purposeful, intended policies or whether they will be . . . concealed ones” ( Daniel Patrick Moynihan). (adjective)
  • Prospective; future: an intended trip abroad next month. (adjective)
  • Informal A person whom one intends to marry; a fiancé or fiancée: our daughter and her intended. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intended" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, candidates who choose to take the government subsidies are deemed "clean candidates," a term intended to bias the electorate in their favor, and the government in effect instructs voters that "clean candidates" are less likely to engage in corruption once in office—a most dubious proposition."
  • "No kids either—the phrase intended to cast a fresh and jazzy light on our post-kids world."
  • "Bush issued a rule at the end of his term intended to serve as a poison pill against using endangered species protections to regulate climate change; Obama has hinted he would repeal that "midnight rule," but he has yet to do so, despite congressional authority to revoke the Bush rules with the stroke of a pen."