To all intents and purposes, in all applications or senses; practically; really; virtually; essentially. "He was miserable to all intents and purpose." L'Estrange.

Syn. — Design; purpose; intention; meaning; purport; view; drift; object; end; aim; plan.

(In`ten*ta"tion) n. Intention. [Obs.]

(In*ten"tion) n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See Intend, and cf. Intension.]

1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.

Intention is when the mind, with great earnestness, and of choice, fixes its view on any idea.

2. A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New York.

Hell is paved with good intentions.

3. The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.

In [chronical distempers], the principal intention is to restore the tone of the solid parts.

4. The state of being strained. See Intension. [Obs.]

5. (Logic) Any mental apprehension of an object.

First intention(Logic), a conception of a thing formed by the first or direct application of the mind to the individual object; an idea or image; as, man, stone.Second intention(Logic), a conception generalized from first intuition or apprehension already formed by the mind; an abstract notion; especially, a classified notion, as species, genus, whiteness.To heal by the first intention(Surg.), to cicatrize, as a wound, without suppuration.To heal by the second intention(Surg.), to unite after suppuration.

Syn. — Design; purpose; object; aim; intent; drift; purport; meaning. See Design.

(In*ten"tion*al) a. [Cf. F. intentionnel.] Done by intention or design; intended; designed; as, the act was intentional, not accidental.

(In*ten`tion*al"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being intentional; purpose; design. Coleridge.

(In*ten"tion*al*ly) adv. In an intentional manner; with intention; by design; of purpose.

(In*ten"tioned) a. Having designs; — chiefly used in composition; as, well-intentioned, having good designs; ill-intentioned, having ill designs.

(In*ten"tive) a. [OE. ententif, OF. ententif, fr. L. intentivus intensive. See Intent, n., and cf. Intensive.] Attentive; intent. [Obs.] Spenser.

(In*ten"tive*ly), adv. Attentively; closely. [Obs.] "Intentively to observe." Holland.

(In*ten"tive*ness), n. Closeness of attention or application of mind; attentiveness. [Obs.] W. Montagu.

(In*tent"ly) adv. In an intent manner; as, the eyes intently fixed.

Syn. — Fixedly; steadfastly; earnestly; attentively; sedulously; diligently; eagerly.


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