1. A purpose; something that is intended.
  2. (legal) The state of someone’s mind at the time of committing an offence.
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  • Russian: у́мысел



  1. Firmly fixed or concentrated on something.
    a mind intent on self-improvement
    • 2014, Daniel Taylor, "World Cup 2014: Uruguay sink England as Suárez makes his mark ↗,", 20 June:
      Uruguay were quick to the ball, strong in the tackle and seemed intent on showing they were a better team than had been apparent in their defeat to Costa Rica.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.
  2. Engrossed.
  3. Unwavering from a course of action.
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