Definition of intended in English:



  • attributive Planned or meant.

    ‘the intended victim escaped’
    • ‘The men started to drive off with their intended victim but she scratched the face of one of her attackers and escaped.’
    • ‘They are luring their intended victims into a false sense of security.’
    • ‘Since the shots aren't taken from the intended perspective, the people in them appear to be holding unseen objects in the air.’
    • ‘The intended targets were military vehicles parked about half a mile away.’
    • ‘She is now extremely frail and the intended move is certain to have a detrimental effect on her physical and emotional well being.’
    • ‘Is it due to the short attention span of her intended audience.’
    • ‘Detectives are trying to establish who the intended victim was and believe he lives locally.’
    • ‘By June there was a happy outcome to the intended baths closure.’
    • ‘Obviously the intended targets for these messages were their supposed supporters in the West.’
    • ‘While the movie has an obviously childlike feel, it's difficult to be sure of its intended audience.’
    • ‘The chairman missed a golden opportunity to reach his intended goal and the team failed to hit expected targets.’
    • ‘It's not clear what the intended target actually was or who was behind the attack.’
    • ‘All true and undisputed and worth remembering, Ted, but somewhat beside the intended point.’
    • ‘I wonder if the intended comedy is supposed to be in trying figure out if she's aware of what's going on.’
    • ‘Gardaí believe the second victim was not an intended target and may have been shot accidentally.’
    • ‘He praised the intended victim for her quick thinking and caution.’
    • ‘The intended use of the piece will determine the type of finish applied.’
    • ‘The numbers for intended suicides and incidents of self-harm are much higher.’
    • ‘Was it possible, I wondered, to change there and catch a connecting service to my intended destination?’
    • ‘The intended target is made clear by references to what to expect when entering Britain.’
    deliberate, intentional, calculated, conscious, done on purpose, planned, considered, studied, knowing, wilful, wanton, purposeful, purposive, premeditated, pre-planned, thought out in advance, prearranged, preconceived, predetermined
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one's intended
  • The person one intends to marry; one's fiancé or fiancée.

    • ‘It may not be a sound you enjoy, but it surely has meaning for the male's intended!’
    • ‘I have seen your intended involved in numerous situations that have repulsed me and that are too shocking for me to relate on paper.’
    • ‘When a female moves into her intended's home, is she choosing the guy or his real estate?’
    • ‘My sister and her intended have decided to make an amalgam of their two last names.’
    • ‘That way you will be spared the house and still be able to introduce your folks to your intended.’
    fiancée, fiancé, wife-to-be, husband-to-be, bride-to-be, future husband, future wife, prospective husband, prospective wife, prospective spouse
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