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Definitions of aim

  1. To point at with a missive weapon; to direct the intention or effort; to endeavour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To direct toward a mark or point; point or level; have a purpose; endeavor earnestly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To point or direct (a weapon) so as to hit something. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To point, as a weapon or firearm. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To guess or conjecture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Intention; purpose; design; scheme. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Conjecture; guess. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To endeavor; to point a weapon at something. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. (with at) To point at with a weapon: to direct the intention or endeavor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To point or level at; to endeavor after. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. To direct or point, as a weapon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To throw at an object; to direct a weapon to; to endeavour; to purpose or design. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Aiming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A purpose; an endeavor; target; the pointing of a weapon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. The pointing of a weapon: the thing pointed at: design: intention. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. The pointing of a weapon; the object aimed at; purpose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. The act of aiming; line of direction of anything aimed; object or point aimed at; purpose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. The act of aiming; the object aimed at; purpose; design. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. The object or point intended to be struck; purpose; intention. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. Aimed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for aim

  1. I have perhaps one small aim of my own- the claim of being allowed to do my duty. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  2. For years the whole aim of my life has been to forget, forget, forget the past. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
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