Meaning of “intend” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /ɪnˈtend/
Extra Examples
They intend to marry next year.I had intended to go for a run, but now I just can't face it.What do you intend to do about it?We're intending to go to Japan next year.We didn't intend having any children.

B1 [ T ] to want and plan to do something:

Unfortunately the meeting took longer than we intended.
[ + to do sth ] How long are you intending to stay in Paris?
[ + doing sth ] I don't intend seeing him again.
be intended for sb; be intended as sth

to be made, designed, or provided for a particular person or purpose:

The book is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about the Internet.

(Definition of “intend” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)