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Definition: Second intention
, a. [F., fr. L. secundus second, properly,
following, fr. sequi to follow. See Sue
to follow, and cf.
1. Immediately following the first; next to the first in
order of place or time; hence, occurring again; another;
And he slept and dreamed the second time. --Gen.
2. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or
rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
May the day when we become the second people upon
earth . . . be the day of our utter extirpation.
3. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded;
another, like a prototype; as, a second Cato; a second
Troy; a second deluge.
A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel! --Shak.
. See Adventist
, the child of a cousin.
. See under File
(Art), that part of a picture between the
foreground and the background; -- called also middle ground
, or middle distance
(Eng.), the House of Peers.
, a female house-servant who does the lighter
work, as chamber work or waiting on table.
. See under Intention
, Second floor
, in America, the second range
of rooms from the street level. This, in England, is
called the first floor
, the one beneath being the
or Second thoughts
, consideration of a
matter following a first impulse or impression;
On second thoughts, gentlemen, I don't wish you had
known him. --Dickens.
, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See
, and cf. Intension
1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object;
closeness of application; fixedness of attention;
Intention is when the mind, with great earnestness,
and of choice, fixes its view on any idea. --Locke.
2. A determination to act in a certain way or to do a certain
thing; purpose; design; as, an intention to go to New
Hell is paved with good intentions. --Johnson.
3. The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end;
In [chronical distempers], the principal intention
is to restore the tone of the solid parts.
4. The state of being strained. See Intension
5. (Logic) Any mental apprehension of an object.
(Logic), a conception of a thing formed by
the first or direct application of the mind to the
individual object; an idea or image; as, man, stone.
(Logic), a conception generalized from
first intuition or apprehension already formed by the
mind; an abstract notion; especially, a classified notion,
as species, genus, whiteness.
To heal by the first intention
(Surg.), to cicatrize, as a
wound, without suppuration.
To heal by the second intention
(Surg.), to unite after
Syn: Design; purpose; object; aim; intent; drift; purport;
meaning. See Design