>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.Locke.
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.Johnson.
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.Arbuthnot.
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.]
(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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