Int has 3 meanings
1. What is INT short for in Dungeons & Dragons?


In Dungeons & Dragons (DnD), INT is short for Intelligence. Dungeon Masters (DMs) and players may use INT in place of Intelligence when discussing an in-game action that references a character's Intelligence score or modifier.

Each DnD character possesses six basic abilities that describe that character's physical and mental capabilities. These are:

  • Strength (STR)
  • Dexterity (DEX)
  • Constitution (CON)
  • Intelligence (INT)
  • Wisdom (WIS)
  • Charisma (CHA)

Each ability has a numeric score and ability check modifier (such as +2 or -1) associated with it. Players reference these numbers when performing actions related to an ability.

For example, if a player attempts to recall a fact or story, their DM will ask them to make an Intelligence check to determine whether they are successful. The player then rolls a d20 and adds their INT modifier to the result, hoping for a high total that reflects their character remembering the information they need.

In forums, rulebooks, and virtual DnD-playing platforms, many players and DMs abbreviate Intelligence as INT. So, in the example provided above, the DM might ask the player to make an INT check, which is the same as an Intelligence check.


Okay, my character's INT modifier is ... -2. Is that bad?
Yup, it's pretty bad. Roll your Intelligence check

Bart Simpson, failing on an INT check

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Updated November 6, 2020
2. What is int short for?


A game term used for the intellect stat on game characters; usually applies to players that cast magic, such as a mage or a warlock.


I need more int so I can have a higher mana pool for these encounters

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Updated April 21, 2014
3. What is int short for?


Int means interception and is seen in stats in football and fantasy football (FFB). It refers to when a defensive player catches a pass from the opposing QB, which creates a turnover.

Interceptions are usually recorded by defensive backs that are covering WRs. After making an interception, the team goes from defense to offense in order to move the ball into the other team's end zone. In FFB, owners start a team's defense and special teams (D/ST), which can score points for the team by making interceptions, recovering fumbles, sacking the QB, and scoring TDs.


They scored 12 pts for me in week 5 and half of those pts came from ints
ESPN fantasy football defensive stats
ESPN fantasy football defensive stats

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Updated November 10, 2016

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