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
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
Origin: [OE. amen, aimen, eimen, to guess at, to estimate, to aim, OF. esmer, asmer, fr. L. aestimare to estimate; or perh. fr. OF. aesmer; (L. ad) + esmer. See Estimate.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ām, v.i. to point at with a weapon: to direct the intention or endeavour (at): (obs.) to conjecture.—v.t. to point, as a weapon or firearm.—n. the pointing of a weapon: the thing pointed at: design: intention.—adj. Aim′less, without aim.—adv. Aim′lessly.—n. Aim′worthiness, good aim.—To cry aim, in old writers, to encourage archers when shooting by crying 'aim,' hence to applaud or encourage. [O. Fr. esmer, to reckon—L. æstimāre, to estimate. See Estimate.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'aim' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2044
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'aim' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3705
Rank popularity for the word 'aim' in Nouns Frequency: #628
Rank popularity for the word 'aim' in Verbs Frequency: #276
AMI, IAM, I'ma, Ima, MAI, Mai, MIA, Mia, mia
The numerical value of aim in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of aim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
The aim now is not about controlling malaria, the aim is that we want by 2020 to have a country which is free from malaria.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
My aim is to have one million fans singing together in that particular part of the song, we are launching an application which will allow people to record themselves singing ... and that is the aim to reunite everyone in this part of the song in the name of football.
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Translations for aim
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- маҡсат, ниәтBashkir
- прицелвам се, намерение, стремя се, цел, целя се, домогвам се, прицелBulgarian
- apuntarCatalan, Valencian
- záměr, zamýšletCzech
- zielen, ZielGerman
- στόχος, σκόπευση, σκοπός, σημάδιGreek
- intención, objetivo, dirigir, pretender, apuntar, lazarSpanish
- pyrkiä, aikomus, tähdätä, maali, tähtäyspiste, tavoite, tarkoitus, tähtäysFinnish
- viser, objectif, cibleFrench
- amas, amaisScottish Gaelic
- skopo, apuntarIdo
- 狙う, 目標, 目的, 目指すJapanese
- មានបំណង, តម្រង់Khmer
- biichtenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- whāinga, kero, whakakekoMāori
- توجوان, tujuanMalay
- bedoeling, doel, richten, oogmerkDutch
- cel, celować, mierzyćPolish
- pontaria, mirar, alvo, objetivo, apontarPortuguese
- țintă, intenție, cătare, țel, scop, obiectiv, idealRomanian
- целиться, стремиться, нацеливать, цель, намерение, метить, направлять, прицеливаться, домогатьсяRussian
- sikte, siktaSwedish
- lengo, kulenga, gharadhiSwahili
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