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Verb: aim  eym
  1. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    "Please don't aim at your little brother!";
    - take, train, take aim, direct
     
  2. Have as a plan or objective
    "I aim to arrive at noon";
    - purpose, purport, propose, intend
     
  3. Move into a desired direction of discourse
    "What are you aiming at?";
    - drive, get
     
  4. Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    - calculate, direct
     
  5. Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face";
    - target, place, direct, point
     
  6. Direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
    "She wanted to aim a pun"
     
  7. Have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    "The students in medical schools aim to be doctors";
    - draw a bead on, aspire, shoot for
Noun: aim  eym
  1. An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs";
    - purpose, intent, intention, design
     
  2. The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    "the sole aim of her trip was to see her children";
    - object, objective, target
     
  3. The action of directing something at an object
    "he took aim and fired"
     
  4. The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    - bearing, heading

Derived forms: aimed, aims, aiming

Type of: be after, designate, destine, direction, end, goal, guidance, intend, mean, plan, position, specify, steering, think, way

Encyclopedia: Aim