1 : direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
2 : have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
3 : move into a desired direction of discourse
1 : an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
2 : the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies