Definition of Aim

1. Noun. An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions. "He made no secret of his designs"

Exact synonyms: Design, Intent, Intention, Purpose
Generic synonyms: End, Goal
Specialized synonyms: Idea, Mind, Cross-purpose, Final Cause, Sake, View, Will
Derivative terms: Design, Design, Design, Intend, Purpose



2. Verb. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards. "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
Exact synonyms: Direct, Take, Take Aim, Train
Specialized synonyms: Direct, Place, Point, Target, Draw A Bead On, Hold, Turn, Swing, Charge, Level, Point, Level, Sight
Generic synonyms: Position

3. 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"
Exact synonyms: Object, Objective, Target
Generic synonyms: End, Goal
Specialized synonyms: Grail, Business, Point, Thing
Derivative terms: Target

4. Verb. Propose or intend. "I aim to arrive at noon"
Exact synonyms: Propose, Purport, Purpose
Generic synonyms: Intend, Mean, Think
Derivative terms: Purport, Purpose, Purpose

5. Noun. The action of directing something at an object. "He took aim and fired"
Generic synonyms: Direction, Guidance, Steering

6. Verb. Move into a desired direction of discourse. "What are you driving at?"
Exact synonyms: Drive, Get
Generic synonyms: Intend, Mean
Derivative terms: Drift, Drift, Drive

7. Noun. The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies.
Exact synonyms: Bearing, Heading
Generic synonyms: Direction, Way
Specialized synonyms: Tack
Derivative terms: Head, Head

8. Verb. Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
Exact synonyms: Calculate, Direct
Generic synonyms: Designate, Destine, Intend, Specify

9. Verb. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal. "Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
Exact synonyms: Direct, Place, Point, Target
Specialized synonyms: Address, Home In, Range In, Zero In
Generic synonyms: Direct, Take, Take Aim, Train
Derivative terms: Place, Target, Target

10. Verb. Direct (a remark) toward an intended goal. "She wanted to aim a pun"
Generic synonyms: Intend, Mean

11. Verb. Have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal. "They aim to move "
Exact synonyms: Aspire, Draw A Bead On, Shoot For
Generic synonyms: Be After, Plan
Specialized synonyms: Overshoot
Derivative terms: Aspirant, Aspirant, Aspiration, Aspiration, Aspirer

Definition of Aim

1. v. i. 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. v. t. 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).

3. n. 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.

Definition of Aim

1. Initialism. AOL Instant Messenger ¹

2. Initialism. Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere - a NASA spacecraft ¹

3. Noun. 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, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it. ¹

4. Noun. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected. ¹

5. Noun. Intention; purpose; design; scheme. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) 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. ¹

7. Verb. (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; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) 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). ¹

9. Initialism. AIM; AOL Instant Messenger. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aim

1. to direct toward a specified object or goal [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aim

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ailur-
ailuro-
ailuroidea
ailuromancy
ailurophil
ailurophile
ailurophiles
ailurophilia
ailurophiliac
ailurophils
ailurophobe
ailurophobes
ailurophobia
ailurophobias
aim (current term)
aim'd
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aimbot
aimbots
aimed
aimer
aimers
aimest
aimeth
aimful
aimfully
aimin'
aiming
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