intended

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛndɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛndɪd

Adjective[edit]

intended (not comparable)

  1. Planned.
    • 2002, United States General Accounting Office, Report to congressional committees: Foreign assistance read at [1] on 14 May 2006 - Funds were spent for intended purposes and not misused.
  2. (obsolete) Made tense; stretched out; extended; forcible; violent.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

intended (plural intendeds)

  1. Fiancé or fiancée.
    • 1899, Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness[2], Edinburgh: Blackwood's Magazine, ISSN 0006-436X, OCLC 988934253, archived from the original on 20 April 2014, section 3:
      His mother had died lately, watched over, as I was told, by his Intended.
    • 2003, Cynthia Lowenthal, Performing Identities on the Restoration Stage, Southern Illinois University Press, →ISBN, page 147:
      That the monsters exceed the boundaries of scale produces much stageplay for the male suitors. For instance, when they must approach their "intendeds," the suitors slowly and with great trepidation approach, quickly speak, and scurry away like the frightened bunnies they are; when they must make actual contact, Fetherfool runs up and down a ladder to salute the Giant.

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Verb[edit]

intended

  1. simple past tense and past participle of intend
    • 1917, Joseph Conrad, Victory[3], published 2006:
      His purpose was to discover how long these guests intended to stay.

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

intended

  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of intender.