Pronunciation: (in-tent'),[key] —n. 1. something that is intended; purpose; design; intention: The original intent of the committee was to raise funds. 2. the act or fact of intending, as to do something: criminal intent. 3. Law.the state of a person's mind that directs his or her actions toward a specific object.
4. meaning or significance.
5. to or for all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes; practically speaking; virtually: The book is, to all intents and purposes, a duplication of earlier efforts.
Pronunciation: (in-tent'),[key] —adj. 1. firmly or steadfastly fixed or directed, as the eyes or mind: an intent gaze. 2. having the attention sharply focused or fixed on something: intent on one's job. 3. determined or resolved; having the mind or will fixed on some goal: intent on revenge. 4. earnest; intense: an intent person.