Definitions for AIMeɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

aimeɪm(v.t.)

  1. to position or direct (a firearm, ball, rocket, etc.) so that the thing discharged or thrown will hit a target.

  2. to intend or direct for a particular effect or purpose:

    to aim a satire at snobbery.

  3. (v.i.)to point or direct a gun, punch, etc.

  4. to strive; try (usu. fol. by to or at):

    We aim at pleasing everyone.

  5. to intend:

    She aims to go tomorrow.

  6. to direct efforts, as toward an object:

    I aim at perfection.

  7. (n.)the act of directing anything at or toward a particular point or target.

  8. the direction in which a weapon or missile is pointed; line of sighting.

  9. the point intended to be hit:

    to miss one's aim.

  10. something intended to be attained by one's efforts; purpose.

  11. Obs. conjecture; guess.

Idioms for aim:

  1. take aim, to sight a target.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of aim:

1275–1325; < OF aesmer, amer < VL *adaestimāre= L ad-ad - +aestimāre (see estimate )

aim′er(n.)

AIMeɪm(n.)

  1. American Indian Movement.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. aim(noun)

    the action of directing something at an object

    "he took aim and fired"

  4. bearing, heading, aim(verb)

    the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

  5. 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"

  6. aim, purpose, purport, propose(verb)

    propose or intend

    "I aim to arrive at noon"

  7. drive, get, aim(verb)

    move into a desired direction of discourse

    "What are you driving at?"

  8. calculate, aim, direct(verb)

    specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

  9. 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"

  10. aim(verb)

    direct (a remark) toward an intended goal

    "She wanted to aim a pun"

  11. draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for(verb)

    have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. aim(verb)ɪm

    to point a weapon in a particular direction

    He aimed the gun at the window.; The officer aimed low.

  2. aimɪm

    to have as a purpose; = intend

    The company aims to earn 5% more next year.

  3. aimɪm

    intended for sb

    ads aimed at seniors

  4. aim(noun)ɪm

    sth you want to achieve; = goal

    our aims for the coming semester; started with the aim of solving the crisis

  5. aimɪm

    the ability to hit what you aim at

    My aim was bad.

  6. aimɪm

    to point a weapon at

    He took aim at the deer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aim(verb)

    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. Aim(verb)

    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

  3. Aim(verb)

    to guess or conjecture

  4. Aim(verb)

    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)

  5. Aim(verb)

    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

  6. Aim(verb)

    the point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected

  7. Aim(verb)

    intention; purpose; design; scheme

  8. Aim(verb)

    conjecture; guess

Freebase

  1. Aim

    Aim is a British musician, DJ and producer, who was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Aim's sound is a blend of funky electronic music and hip hop beats, a sound which typified the Grand Central Records label. Much of Aim's work is instrumental, though his records include collaborations with other artists who provide vocals, including Stephen Jones of Babybird, Diamond D, Souls of Mischief, QNC and Kate Rogers. Aim has also worked as remixer, mixing songs for a variety of artists including Ian Brown, Saint Etienne, The Charlatans, Lil' Kim, Thunderbugs, Archive, Down to the Bone, Texas and former label-mates Rae & Christian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AIM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2044

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AIM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3705

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AIM' in Nouns Frequency: #628

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AIM' in Verbs Frequency: #276

Anagrams of AIM

  1. AMI, IAM, I'ma, Ima, MAI, Mai, MIA, Mia, mia


Translations for AIM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

aim(noun)

the act of or skill at aiming

His aim is excellent.

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