Definitions for aimeɪm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to position or direct (a firearm, ball, rocket, etc.) so that the thing discharged or thrown will hit a target.
to intend or direct for a particular effect or purpose:
to aim a satire at snobbery.
(v.i.)to point or direct a gun, punch, etc.
to strive; try (usu. fol. by to or at):
We aim at pleasing everyone.
She aims to go tomorrow.
to direct efforts, as toward an object:
I aim at perfection.
(n.)the act of directing anything at or toward a particular point or target.
the direction in which a weapon or missile is pointed; line of sighting.
the point intended to be hit:
to miss one's aim.
something intended to be attained by one's efforts; purpose.
Obs. conjecture; guess.
Idioms for aim:
take aim, to sight a target.
Origin of aim:
1275–1325; < OF aesmer, amer < VL *adaestimāre= L ad-ad - +aestimāre (see estimate )
American Indian Movement.
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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"
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"
the action of directing something at an object
"he took aim and fired"
bearing, heading, aim(verb)
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
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"
aim, purpose, purport, propose(verb)
propose or intend
"I aim to arrive at noon"
drive, get, aim(verb)
move into a desired direction of discourse
"What are you driving at?"
calculate, aim, direct(verb)
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
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"
direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
"She wanted to aim a pun"
draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for(verb)
have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to point a weapon in a particular direction
He aimed the gun at the window.; The officer aimed low.
to have as a purpose; = intend
The company aims to earn 5% more next year.
intended for sb
ads aimed at seniors
sth you want to achieve; = goal
our aims for the coming semester; started with the aim of solving the crisis
the ability to hit what you aim at
My aim was bad.
to point a weapon at
He took aim at the deer.
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
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
to guess or conjecture
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)
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
the point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected
intention; purpose; design; scheme
Translations for aim
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of or skill at aiming
His aim is excellent.
- تَسْدِيد، تَصْوِيب إلى الهَدَفArabic
- pontariaPortuguese (BR)
- schopnost mířit, dobrá muškaCzech
- das ZielenGerman
- هدف گیریFarsi
- habileté à viserFrench
- כִּיווּן לַמַטָרָהHebrew
- mira, scopoItalian
- het mikkenDutch
- hensikt, forsettNorwegian
- هدف گیریPersian
- هدف اخیستلPashto
- dobrá muškaSlovak
- sikte, träffsäkerhetSwedish
- nişan almaTurkish
- 瞄準的動作或技巧Chinese (Trad.)
- ціль, мішеньUkrainian
- نشانہ باندھناUrdu
- ý địnhVietnamese
- 瞄准Chinese (Simp.)
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