Intention vs Music - What's the difference?

intention | music |

As nouns the difference between intention and music

is that intention is a course of action that a person intends to follow while music is a sound, or the study of such sounds, organized in time.

As a verb music is

to seduce or entice with music.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?


Alternative forms

* entention (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A course of action that a person intends to follow.
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  • *(Samuel Johnson) (1709-1784) (but see Apocryhpha )
  • *:Hell is paved with good intentions .
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  • *:“My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=3 , passage=It had been his intention to go to Wimbledon, but as he himself said: “Why be blooming well frizzled when you can hear all the results over the wireless. And results are all that concern me.
  • The goal or purpose behind a specific action or set of actions.
  • :
  • (lb) Tension; straining, stretching.
  • *, I.iii.3:
  • *:cold in those inner parts, cold belly, and hot liver, causeth crudity, and intention proceeds from perturbations […].
  • A stretching or bending of the mind toward of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness.
  • *(John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • *:Intention is when the mind, with great earnestness, and of choice, fixes its view on any idea.
  • (lb) The object toward which the thoughts are directed; end; aim.
  • *1732 , (John Arbuthnot), An Essay Concerning the Nature of Ailments … , Prop. II, p.159:
  • *:In a Word, the most part of chronical Distempers proceed from Laxity of Fibres; in which Case the principal Intention is to restore the Tone of the solid Parts;.
  • (lb) Any mental apprehension of an object.
  • (lb) The process of the healing of a wound.
  • *2007 , Carie Ann Braun, ?Cindy Miller Anderson, Pathophysiology: Functional Alterations in Human Health , p.49:
  • *:When healing occurs by primary intention , the wound is basically closed with all areas of the wound connecting and healing simultaneously.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Derived terms

    * intentional * the road to hell is paved with good intentions * well-intentioned


    Alternative forms

    * musick (archaic) * musicke (obsolete) * musique (obsolete)


  • A sound, or the study of such sounds, organized in time.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-11-22, author= Ian Sample
  • , volume=189, issue=24, page=32, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Music lessons in early childhood may improve brain's performance , passage=Music lessons in early childhood lead to changes in the brain that could improve its performance far into adulthood, researchers say.}}
  • (figuratively) Any pleasing or interesting sounds.
  • An art form, created by organizing of pitch, rhythm, and sounds made using and sometimes singing
  • A guide to playing or singing a particular tune; sheet music.
  • Synonyms

    * melody * vibe

    Derived terms

    * background music * chamber music * chin music * concrete music * country music * elevator music * face the music * fill music * hillbilly music * incidental music * musical * musicality * musically * music box * music drama * music hall * musician, muso * musicing * musicless * music of the spheres * music to someone's ears * musicologist * musicology * pop music * program music * set to music * sheet music * soul music * world music

    See also

    * * MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia *


  • To seduce or entice with music.
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