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Definitions of aim

  1. 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
  2. the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. To guess or conjecture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Intention; purpose; design; scheme. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Conjecture; guess. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. To endeavor; to point a weapon at something. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To point or direct (a weapon) so as to hit something. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A purpose; an endeavor; target; the pointing of a weapon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Aimed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Aiming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. (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.
  25. To point, as a weapon or firearm. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. The pointing of a weapon: the thing pointed at: design: intention. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. The pointing of a weapon; the object aimed at; purpose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To direct a weapon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To point or level at; to endeavor after. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. The act of aiming; the object aimed at; purpose; design. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. To direct or point, as a weapon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  38. 1. an attempt to reach a goal. 2.a goal thelawdictionary.org
  39. 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. dictgcide_fs
  40. [=a]m, v.i. to point at with a weapon: to direct the intention or endeavour (at): (obs.) to conjecture.--v.t. to point, as a weapon or firearm.--n. the pointing of a weapon: the thing pointed at: design: intention.--adj. AIM'LESS, without aim.--adv. AIM'LESSLY.--n. AIM'WORTHINESS, good aim.--TO CRY AIM, in old writers, to encourage archers when shooting by crying 'aim,' hence to applaud or encourage. [O. Fr. esmer, to reckon--L. æstim[=a]re, to estimate. See ESTIMATE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  41. Direct (blow, missile, at); point (gun &c.) towards (at); direct an act or proceeding against (at); (intr.) deliver blow, discharge missile, (at); take aim (abs.); form designs (abs.). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. Direction of a missile at an object, as take a.; design, purpose, object, whence aimless a., aimlessly adv., aimlessness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. n. The direction to a particular object; with a view to strike or affect it, as of a spear, a blow, a discourse, or remark; - the point intended to be hit, or object intended to be affected; - purpose; intention. Cabinet Dictionary
  44. The direction of a missive weapon; the point to which the thing thrown is directed; an intention, a design; the object of a design; conjecture, guess. Complete Dictionary

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