Intention

  • 1intention — [ ɛ̃tɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1190; lat. intentio 1 ♦ Fait de se proposer un certain but. ⇒ dessein, idée, projet. Intention et action, et passage à l acte. ♢ Dr. Volonté consciente de commettre un fait prohibé par la loi. Commettre un acte avec l… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2Intention — • An act of the will by which that faculty efficaciously desires to reach an end by employing the means Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Intention     Intention      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3intention — INTENTION. s. f. Dessein, mouvement de l ame par lequel on tend, on vise à quelque fin. Bonne intention. mauvaise intention. droite, loüable intention. il a intention, l intention de faire quelque chose. mon intention n estoit pas de vous… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4intention — in·ten·tion /in ten chən/ n: something intended: intent the intention of the testator ◇ Intent is more commonly used than intention when speaking technically esp. about the criminal and tort concepts of intent (senses 1a and 1b). Merriam… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5Intention — In*ten tion, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See {Intend}, and cf. {Intension}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness. [1913 Webster] Intention is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6intention — intention, intent, purpose, design, aim, end, object, objective, goal are comparable when meaning what one proposes to accomplish or to attain by doing or making something, in distinction from what prompts one (the motive), or from the activity… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7intention — is followed either by of + verbal noun or by a to infinitive, the first of these being somewhat more common and the second influenced by the verb intend: • I have no intention no present intention of standing for Parliament Harold Macmillan, 1979 …

    Modern English usage

  • 8Intention — Sf Absicht, Bestreben per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. intentio ( ōnis), einem Abstraktum zu l. intendere (intentum) hinwenden, anschicken, sein Streben auf etwas richten , zu l. tendere (tentum,… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 9intention — [in ten′shən] n. [ME entencioun < OFr entencion < L intentio < pp. of intendere] 1. the act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner 2. a) anything intended or planned; aim, end, or purpose …

    English World dictionary

  • 10Intention — (v. lat.), Absicht, Zweck; daher Intentioniren, beabsichtigen. Intentionalismus, Glaube, daß der Zweck (Intention) die Mittel heilige. Intentionalität, Absichtlichkeit …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11Intention — (lat.), Absicht, Vorhaben, Zweck (nicht zu verwechseln mit Intension, s. d.) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12Intention — (lat.), Richtung auf etwas; Absicht, Zweck; Intentionalismus, die Ansicht, daß der Zweck die Mittel heilige; intentionieren, beabsichtigen; intentieren, wider jemanden etwas im Schilde führen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13Intention — Intention, lat. deutsch, Richtung, Absicht; intentioniren, beabsichtigen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 14intention — (adj.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. entencion stretching, intensity, will, thought (12c.), from L. intentionem (nom. intentio) a stretching out, straining, exertion, effort; attention, noun of action from intendere to turn one s attention, lit. to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15Intention — »Absicht, Vorhaben«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 16. Jh. aus lat. intentio »Anspannung, Aufmerksamkeit; Bestreben, Vorhaben« entlehnt. Dies gehört zu lat. intendere »anspannen« (vgl. ↑ Intendant) …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 16intention — ► NOUN 1) an aim or plan. 2) the action or fact of intending. 3) (one s intentions) a man s plans in respect to marriage. DERIVATIVES intentioned adjective …

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