|1.||a purpose or goal; aim: it is his intention to reform|
|2.||law the resolve or design with which a person does or refrains from doing an act, a necessary ingredient of certain offences|
|3.||med a natural healing process, as by first intention, in which the edges of a wound cling together with no tissue between, or by second intention, in which the wound edges adhere with granulation tissue|
|4.||(usually plural) design or purpose with respect to a proposal of marriage (esp in the phrase honourable intentions)|
|5.||an archaic word for meaning or intentness |
intention in·ten·tion (ĭn-těn'shən)
An aim that guides action.
The process by which or the manner in which a wound heals.