engrossed vs intent what difference

what is difference between engrossed and intent

English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛn.ˈɡɹoʊst/

Verb

engrossed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of engross

Adjective

engrossed (comparative more engrossed, superlative most engrossed)

  1. Preoccupied with something to the exclusion of everything else.
  2. (of a document) Finalized, written in large letters.

Translations

Anagrams

  • grossened


English

Alternative forms

  • entent (obsolete)

Etymology

Existing since Middle English entente, from Old French entent or entente, ultimately from Latin intentus. Modified later in spelling to align more closely with the Latin word. Compare intention.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛnt/
    Rhymes: -ɛnt

Noun

intent (countable and uncountable, plural intents)

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

Synonyms

  • (something that is intended): See also Thesaurus:intention

Translations

Adjective

intent (comparative more intent, superlative most intent)

  1. Firmly fixed or concentrated on something.
    • 2014, Daniel Taylor, “World Cup 2014: Uruguay sink England as Suárez makes his mark,” guardian.co.uk, 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.
    • 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.

Translations

Related terms


Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin intentus.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /inˈtent/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /inˈten/

Noun

intent m (plural intents)

  1. try, attempt
  2. (castells) a castell that collapses before its construction is completed (as opposed to a castell carregat, which collapses after it is completed, or an intent desmuntat, which is not completed but is successfully dismantled without collapsing)

Related terms

  • intenció
  • intentar

Further reading

  • “intent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “intent” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “intent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “intent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

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