v. i.1.To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target.
[imp. & p. p. Aimed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Aiming.]
2.To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor; - followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well.
3.To guess or conjecture.
v. t.1.To direct or point, as a weapon, at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object; as, to aim a musket or an arrow, the fist or a blow (at something); to aim a satire or a reflection (at some person or vice).
n.1.The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.
Each at the head leveled his deadly aim.
- Milton.
2.The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.
To be the aim of every dangerous shot.
- Shak.
3.Intention; purpose; design; scheme.
4.Conjecture; guess.
What you would work me to, I have some aim.
- Shak.
To cry aim
(Archery) to encourage.
- Shak.
Noun1.Aimaim - an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
2.aim - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
Synonyms: objective, object, target
3.aim - the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired"
4.aim - the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
Synonyms: bearing, heading
Verb1.aim - aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
Synonyms: take aim, train, direct, take
2.aim - propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
Synonyms: purpose, purport, propose
3.aim - move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
Synonyms: drive, get
4.aim - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Synonyms: calculate, direct
5.aim - intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
Synonyms: target, direct, place, point
6.aim - direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun"
7.aim - have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
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