AIM

aim

(noun) the action of directing something at an object; “he took aim and fired”

aim, object, objective, target

(noun) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); “the sole object of her trip was to see her children”

purpose, intent, intention, aim, design

(noun) 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”

bearing, heading, aim

(noun) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

aim, purpose, purport, propose

(verb) propose or intend; “I aim to arrive at noon”

calculate, aim, direct

(verb) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

aim

(verb) direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; “She wanted to aim a pun”

drive, get, aim

(verb) move into a desired direction of discourse; “What are you driving at?”

target, aim, place, direct, point

(verb) 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”

aim, take, train, take aim, direct

(verb) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; “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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

aim (plural aims)

The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, or object, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, such as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.

The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.

Intention or goal

Synonyms: purpose, design, scheme

The ability of someone to aim straight; one's faculty for being able to hit a physical target

(obsolete) Conjecture; guess.

Synonyms

• (intention): aspiration, design, end, ettle, intention, mint, object, purpose, scheme, scope, tendency; See also goal or intention

Verb

aim (third-person singular simple present aims, present participle aiming, simple past and past participle aimed)

(intransitive) To point or direct a missile, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it

(intransitive) To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;—followed by at, or by an infinitive

(transitive) To direct or point (e.g. a weapon), at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object

(transitive) To direct (something verbal) towards a certain person, thing, or group

(intransitive, obsolete) To guess or conjecture.

Usage notes

• Sense 2. This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive. See English catenative verbs

Etymology 2

Noun

aim

Initialism of America Online. AIM; AOL Instant Messenger.

Anagrams

• AMI, I am, I'm a, I'm a', I'm'a, I'm-a, I'ma, IAM, Ima, Ima', MAI, MIA, Mai, Mia, i'm'a, i'ma, ima, mai, mia

Proper noun

AIM

(ESA, space) Initialism of Asteroid Impact Mission.

(Internet) Initialism of AOL Instant Messenger.

(NASA, space) Initialism of Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere - a NASA spacecraft

Anagrams

• AMI, I am, I'm a, I'm a', I'm'a, I'm-a, I'ma, IAM, Ima, Ima', MAI, MIA, Mai, Mia, i'm'a, i'ma, ima, mai, mia

Source: Wiktionary


Aim, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aimed; p. pr. & vb. n. Aiming.] Etym: [OE. amen, aimen, eimen, to guess at, to estimate, to aim, OF. esmer, asmer, fr. L. aestimare to estimate; or perh. fr. OF. aesmer; ad) + esmer. See Estimate.]

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.

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. Aim'st thou at princes Pope.

3. To guess or conjecture. [Obs.] Shak.

Aim, v. t.

Definition: 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).

Aim, n. Etym: [Cf. OF. esme estimation, fr. esmer. See Aim, v. i.]

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. How oft ambitious aims are crossed! Pope.

4. Conjecture; guess. [Obs.] What you would work me to, I have some aim. Shak. To cry aim (Archery), to encourage. [Obs.] Shak.

Syn.

– End; object; scope; drift; design; purpose; intention; scheme; tendency; aspiration.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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