What does AIM mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purpose, intent, intention, aim, designnoun

    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, targetnoun

    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. aimnoun

    the action of directing something at an object

    "he took aim and fired"

  4. bearing, heading, aimverb

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

  5. aim, take, train, take aim, directverb

    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, proposeverb

    propose or intend

    "I aim to arrive at noon"

  7. drive, get, aimverb

    move into a desired direction of discourse

    "What are you driving at?"

  8. calculate, aim, directverb

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

  9. target, aim, place, direct, pointverb

    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. aimverb

    direct (a remark) toward an intended goal

    "She wanted to aim a pun"

  11. draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot forverb

    have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aimverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Aimverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Aimverb

    to guess or conjecture

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Aimverb

    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)

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Aimverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Aimverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Aimverb

    intention; purpose; design; scheme

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Aimverb

    conjecture; guess

    Etymology: [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.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aim

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. aim

    The direction of a musket, cannon, or any other fire-arm or missile weapon towards its object.--To take aim, directing the piece to the object.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. aim

    The act of bringing a musket, piece of ordnance, or any other missive weapon, to its proper line of direction with the object intended to be struck.

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  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 for AIM »

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of AIM in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of AIM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of AIM in a Sentence

  1. Chairman Vincent Bollore on Tuesday:

    Vivendi's aim is to become a French version of German media group Bertelsmann, meaning to bring together all types of French content whether it be print, television, or web, obviously if there are opportunities that come up for acquisitions, we will seize them.

  2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    We must not have the tragic experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years ago repeat itself, it is the responsibility of those of us who live in the present to keep on working without cease toward that aim.

  3. Al Alwi:

    Everything Moath has done for the 17 years that he has languished without charge at Guantanamo - from this petition, to his earlier hunger strikes, to the virtuosic art he has produced in the face of government censorship - has been with the single aim of reaffirming his dignity in the face of injustice, justice Breyer's statement helps draw attention to that ongoing injustice and, hopefully, it brings Moath one step closer to its end.

  4. Sun Jianguo:

    The aim of this delegation's visit is to further promote friendship, deepen cooperation and exchange views with Iran on bilateral military ties and issues of mutual concern.

  5. Kenneth Kan:

    Our aim is to let the world see what we demand and most importantly, that Hong Kongers can unite together.

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Translations for AIM

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  • هدفArabic
  • маҡсат, ниәтBashkir
  • прицелвам се, намерение, стремя се, цел, целя се, домогвам се, прицелBulgarian
  • apuntarCatalan, Valencian
  • záměr, zamýšletCzech
  • rette, sigteDanish
  • zielen, ZielGerman
  • στόχος, σκόπευση, σκοπός, σημάδιGreek
  • intención, objetivo, dirigir, pretender, apuntar, lazarSpanish
  • pyrkiä, aikomus, tähdätä, maali, tähtäyspiste, tavoite, tarkoitus, tähtäysFinnish
  • viser, objectif, cibleFrench
  • aimsighIrish
  • amas, amaisScottish Gaelic
  • लक्ष्यHindi
  • skopo, apuntarIdo
  • puntareItalian
  • 狙う, 目標, 目的, 目指すJapanese
  • មានបំណង, តម្រង់Khmer
  • biichtenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • whāinga, kero, whakakekoMāori
  • ലക്ഷ്യംMalayalam
  • توجوان, tujuanMalay
  • bedoeling, doel, richten, oogmerkDutch
  • MåletNorwegian
  • 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
  • లక్ష్యముTelugu

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