- Aim is defined as the point, target, direction, person or thing that is meant to be hit or achieved.
A bulls-eye is an example of an aim.
- The definition of aim means to point or direct or to try with a particular goal in mind.
- An example of aim is to point an arrow at a target.
- An example of aim is to try to save enough money for a new car.
aim definition by Webster's New World
- to point (a weapon) or direct (a blow, remark, etc.) so as to hit
- to direct (one's efforts): we aimed at full victory
- to try or intend (to do or be something)
- Obsolete to guess or conjecture
Origin: Middle English aimen ; from Old French esmer (; from Classical Latin aestimare: see estimate) and amp; aesmer ; from Midieval Latin adaestimare ; from Classical Latin ad-, to plush aestimare
- the act of aiming
- the ability to hit a target
- a weapon's accuracy: the aim is accurate up to 100 feet
- the object to be attained; intention or purpose
- Obsolete a guess or conjecture
aim definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb aimed, aim·ing, aims verb, transitive
- To direct (a weapon) toward an intended target.
- To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group: The publicity campaign was aimed at improving the eating habits of children.
- To direct a weapon: a gunner aiming carefully.
- To determine a course or direct an effort: aim for a better education.
- To propose to do something; intend: The historical society is aiming to restore the town hall.
- a. The act of aiming.b. Skill at hitting a target: The shooter's aim was perfect.
- a. The line of fire of an aimed weapon.b. The degree of accuracy of a weapon.
- A purpose or intention toward which one's efforts are directed.
- Obsolete A target; a mark.
- Obsolete A conjecture; a guess.
Origin: Middle English aimen, from Old French esmer, to estimate (from Latin aestimāre) and from Old French aesmer (from Vulgar Latin *ad estimāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin aestimāre, to estimate).
aim - Computer Definition
(1) (AOL Instant Messenger) America Online's instant messaging service, which supports text chat, photo sharing, online gaming and PC to PC voice. An AIM list of Instant Messenger contacts is called a "Buddy List." See instant messaging.
(3) (Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, Warrendale, PA, www.aimglobal.org) The trade association for the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. Established in 1982 as a product division of the Material Handling Institute (MHI), AIM is involved in setting standards for bar codes, magnetic stripes and RFID technology. See also AIIM.
aim - Phrases/Idioms
- to point a weapon, as by viewing along a sight at a target
- to direct a missile, blow, etc.