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aim - Dictionary definition and meaning for word aim

Definition
(noun) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
Synonyms : design , intent , intention , purpose
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(noun) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
Synonyms : object , objective , target
Example Sentence
  • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

Definition
(noun) the action of directing something at an object
Example Sentence
  • he took aim and fired

Definition
(noun) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
Synonyms : bearing , heading

Definition
(verb) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
Synonyms : direct , take , take aim , train
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) propose or intend
Synonyms : propose , purport , purpose
Example Sentence
  • I aim to arrive at noon

Definition
(verb) move into a desired direction of discourse
Synonyms : drive , get
Example Sentence
  • What are you driving at?

Definition
(verb) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Synonyms : calculate , direct

Definition
(verb) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
Synonyms : direct , place , point , target
Example Sentence
  • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
  • criticism directed at her superior
  • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Definition
(verb) direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
Example Sentence
  • She wanted to aim a pun

Definition
(verb) have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

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