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Definition of "intention" []

  • A course of action that one intends to follow. (noun)
  • An aim that guides action; an objective. (noun)
  • Purpose with respect to marriage: honorable intentions. (noun)
  • Medicine The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals. (noun)
  • Archaic Import; meaning. (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 "intention" in a sentence
  • "If it gets any sense of completeness to it I might release it online as something of a web serial, since my intention is a series of short stories akin to episodes of a TV show or issues of a comic book."
  • "It seems to me that this intention is the only difference between Front-Loaded Evolution and plain-old non-teleological evolution."
  • "Seeing the intention is to be a book, and not a radio drama or play, I will rate it here."