intention-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: a plan or objective

Commentary: INTENTION[+state][+desire][+formulated][+objective]
NOTE: often occurs in the plural

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
These nations have declared their intentions to be nuclear free.
My intention was to go to the grocery store before it closed.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the desire or wish to marry

Commentary: INTENTION[+state][+desire][+formulated][+objective][+marriage]
NOTE: a specialized narrow usage of Sense 1

The playboy's intentions were not sincere.
In their society, a man must state his intentions after three dates with a woman.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: an act of volition

Commentary: INTENTION[+event][+cognitive][+volitional]
NOTE: refers to an individual act of volition, not an ongoing formulation of a plan (Sense 1)

The charge will be murder if they can prove intention.
Is there intention in the motions of an insect?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: the meaning or import of something

Commentary: INTENTION[+entity][+symbolic][+meaning][+significance]

What is the intention of the second line of this poem which mentions snow and night?
John could make out no clear intention in the rambling paragraphs of the essay.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 5: a process or manner of healing a wound

Commentary: INTENTION[+event][+physical][+process][+healing][+wound]

The study describes first intention IVF protocol for polycystic ovaries.
When first intention healing of a wound does not occur, it can heal by second intention.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4