Etymology
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intended (n.)
"one's intended husband or wife," 1767, noun use of past participle of intend (v.).
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intend (v.)
c. 1300, entenden, "direct one's attention to, pay attention, give heed," from Old French entendre, intendre "to direct one's attention" (in Modern French principally "to hear"), from Latin intendere "turn one's attention, strain (in quest of something), be zealous," literally "stretch out, extend," from in- "toward" (from PIE root *en "in") + tendere "to stretch," from PIE root *ten- "to stretch."

Sense of "have as a plan, have in mind or purpose" (late 14c.) was present in Latin. A Germanic word for this was ettle, from Old Norse ætla "to think, conjecture, propose," from Proto-Germanic *ahta "consideration, attention" (source also of Old English eaht, German acht). Related: Intended; intending.
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orbiter (n.)

"spacecraft intended to go into orbit," 1954, agent noun from orbit (v.).

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malware (n.)

"software intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems," 1997, from mal- + -ware, from software, etc.

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exculpatory (adj.)

"fitted or intended to clear from a charge of fault or guilt; exonerating, excusing," 1779, from exculpate + -ory.

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misfit (n.)

1823, originally slang, "garment or suit of clothes which does not fit the person for whom it was intended;" see mis- (1) "bad, wrong" + fit (n.1). Hence anything that fails of its intended effect; the meaning "person who does not fit his environment" is attested by 1880.

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complimentary (adj.)

1620s, "intended to express or convey a compliment," from compliment (n.) + -ary. In later use loosely meaning "free of charge."

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multipurpose (adj.)

also multi-purpose, "serving or intended to serve more than one purpose," 1906, from multi- "many" + purpose (n.).

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nudge (n.2)

"a slight push with the elbow," 1787, from nudge (v.). Figurative sense of "a signal or hint intended to call attention, remind, etc." is by 1831.

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centerpiece (n.)

also center-piece, "ornament intended to be placed in the middle of something," 1800, from center (n.) + piece (n.1). Figurative sense is recorded from 1937.

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