|Origin:||entendre 'to have as a purpose', from Latin intendere 'to stretch out, have as a purpose', from tendere 'to stretch'|
in‧tend S3 W1 [transitive]
to have something in your mind as a plan or purpose [↪ intention]
intend to do something
I intend to spend the night there.
intend somebody/something to do something
I didn't intend her to see the painting until it was finished.
I never intended things to turn out the way they did.
intend doing something
We intend looking at the situation again.
I fully intend (=definitely intend) to return home next year.
to be provided or designed for a particular purpose or person:
The book is intended for children aged 5-7.
the person, thing, result etc that an action is intended to affect or reach:
It seems likely that General Rogers was the killer's intended victim.