Aim meaning

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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.

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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.

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To determine a course or direct an effort.

Aim for a better education.

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To point (a weapon) or direct (a blow, remark, etc.) so as to hit.
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To try or intend (to do or be something)
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The object to be attained; intention or purpose.
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To propose to do something; intend.

The historical society is aiming to restore the town hall.

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The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, or object, 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.
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A purpose or intention toward which one's efforts are directed.

My aim was to try to make him laugh.

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(intransitive) To direct the intention 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.
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The act of aiming.
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To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group.

The publicity campaign was aimed at improving the eating habits of children.

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To direct (one's efforts)

We aimed at full victory.

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(intransitive) 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.
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(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." AIM was part of America Online and then a stand-alone service in 1997. It was discontinued at the end of 2017. See instant messaging.
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Intention; purpose; design; scheme.

My number one aim in life is to make money to make my parents, siblings and kids happy.

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AIM; AOL Instant Messenger.
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The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.
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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).
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(obs.) A guess or conjecture.
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(obs.) To guess or conjecture.
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take aim
  • To aim a weapon or object to be propelled.
  • To direct criticism or one's attention at something.
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take aim
  • to point a weapon, as by viewing along a sight at a target
  • to direct a missile, blow, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of aim

  • 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)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English amen, aimen, eimen, Old French esmer, asmer, from Medieval Latin adaestimare, from Latin aestimare; or perhaps from Old French aesmer, from Latin ad- + esmer.

    From Wiktionary