intend etymology

English word intend comes from Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin tendere, Latin tendo

Detailed word origin of intend

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
tendere Latin (lat)
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
intendo Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I obey (+ dative). (New Latin) I understand. I aim, turn, direct.. I intend to. I stretch out, stretch, strain.. I turn my attention to, focus (on).
entendre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To hear. To understand.
entenden Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
intend English (eng) (intransitive, usually followed by the particle "to") To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); be intent upon. (obsolete) To intensify; strengthen.. (obsolete) To stretch to extend; distend.. To apply with energy.. To bend or turn; direct, as one’s course or journey.. To design mechanically or artistically; fashion; mold.. To fix the mind on; attend to; take care of; superintend; [...]

Words with the same origin as intend

Descendants of tendere
attend attendance attention attentive bartender intense intensive tend tendency tender tent
Descendants of tendo
content extend extension extensive extent intensity intention intentional pretend pretentious tense tension tenure