2. Purposed; designed; as, intended harm or help.
They drew a curse from an intended good.Cowper.
3. Betrothed; affianced; as, an intended husband.
(In*tend"ed), n. One with whom marriage is designed; one who is betrothed; an affianced lover.
If it were not that I might appear to disparage his intended, . . . I would add that to me she seems to
be throwing herself away.Dickens.
(In*tend"ed*ly), adv. Intentionally. [R.] Milton.
(In*tend"ent) n. See Intendant, n. [Obs.]
(In*tend"er) n. One who intends. Feltham.
(In*tend"i*ment) n. [LL. intendimentum. See Intendment.] Attention; consideration; knowledge; understanding.
(In*tend"ment) n. [OE. entendement understanding, insight, F. entendement, fr. LL. intendimentum.
1. Charge; oversight. [Obs.] Ford.
2. Intention; design; purpose.
The intendment of God and nature.Jer. Taylor.
3. (Law) The true meaning, understanding, or intention of a law, or of any legal instrument.
(In*ten"er*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intenerated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Intenerating.] [Pref. in- in
+ L. tener soft, tender. See Tender, a.] To make tender or sensitive; to soften.
Fear intenerates the heart.Bp. Hall.
So have I seen the little purls of a stream . . . intenerate the stubborn pavement.Jer. Taylor.
(In*ten"er*ate) a. Made tender or soft; softened. [Obs.]