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intend (‘purpose, design’ is the commonest sense)
1. to purpose making (a journey) Ant. V. ii. 200 “Cæsar through Syria I-s his journey,” Per. I. ii. 116 “I . . . to Tarsus Intend my travel,” Sonn. xxvii. 6; also intr. 1H4 IV. i. 92 “The king . . . is set forth, Or hitherwards intended speedily.”
2. to design to express, signify by one's words, mean 1H6 III. i. 141 “I it not,” 3H6 III. ii. 94, Ant. II. ii. 44 “How intend you, practis'd?.”
3. to pretend, make pretence of Ado II. ii. 35, Shr. IV. i. 206, R3 III. v. 8, III. vii. 44 “ some fear,” Lucr. 121 “I-ing weariness.”
4. to tend, incline MND. III. ii. 333*, 2H4 I. ii. 8 “anything that i-s to laughter” (so Q; Ff “tends”).
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (8):
    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, xxvii
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