1. Directed with strained or eager attention; concentrated
2. Having the mind, attention, or will concentrated on something or some end or purpose
ETYM Old Eng. entent, entente, attention, purpose, Old Fren. entente, French entente understanding, meaning; a participial noun, from French and Old Fren. entendre. Related to Intend.
The intended meaning of a communication; SYN. purport, spirit.