Definition of intended in English:



  • [attributive] Planned or meant.

    ‘the intended victim escaped’
    • ‘Obviously the intended targets for these messages were their supposed supporters in the West.’
    • ‘Detectives are trying to establish who the intended victim was and believe he lives locally.’
    • ‘While the movie has an obviously childlike feel, it's difficult to be sure of its intended audience.’
    • ‘It's not clear what the intended target actually was or who was behind the attack.’
    • ‘He praised the intended victim for her quick thinking and caution.’
    • ‘The numbers for intended suicides and incidents of self-harm are much higher.’
    • ‘Is it due to the short attention span of her intended audience.’
    • ‘All true and undisputed and worth remembering, Ted, but somewhat beside the intended point.’
    • ‘The men started to drive off with their intended victim but she scratched the face of one of her attackers and escaped.’
    • ‘I wonder if the intended comedy is supposed to be in trying figure out if she's aware of what's going on.’
    • ‘She is now extremely frail and the intended move is certain to have a detrimental effect on her physical and emotional well being.’
    • ‘The intended target is made clear by references to what to expect when entering Britain.’
    • ‘The intended targets were military vehicles parked about half a mile away.’
    • ‘The chairman missed a golden opportunity to reach his intended goal and the team failed to hit expected targets.’
    • ‘By June there was a happy outcome to the intended baths closure.’
    • ‘Was it possible, I wondered, to change there and catch a connecting service to my intended destination?’
    • ‘They are luring their intended victims into a false sense of security.’
    • ‘Gardaí believe the second victim was not an intended target and may have been shot accidentally.’
    • ‘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 use of the piece will determine the type of finish applied.’
    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
    voluntary, volitional
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  • 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!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When a female moves into her intended's home, is she choosing the guy or his real estate?’
    • ‘I have seen your intended involved in numerous situations that have repulsed me and that are too shocking for me to relate on paper.’
    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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