Definition of intended in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtɛndɪd/


Planned or meant: the intended victim escaped
More example sentences
  • The men started to drive off with their intended victim but she scratched the face of one of her attackers and escaped.
  • 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.
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
Law , dated prepense


(one's intended) informal
The person one intends to marry; one’s fiancé or fiancée: she used to be my intended
More example sentences
  • I have seen your intended involved in numerous situations that have repulsed me and that are too shocking for me to relate on paper.
  • It may not be a sound you enjoy, but it surely has meaning for the male's intended!
  • When a female moves into her intended's home, is she choosing the guy or his real estate?
fiancée, fiancé, wife-to-be, husband-to-be, bride-to-be, future wife/husband, prospective wife/husband, prospective spouse
formal betrothed



Example sentences
  • This is a position taken by some feminist writers who have argued that only research on women that is intendedly for women will be consistent with the wider political needs of women.

Words that rhyme with intended

splendid, unamended, unapprehended, unattended, unblended, undefended, untended

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Line breaks: in|tend¦ed

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