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Definition of 'aim'

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  1. 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"
       Synonyms: purpose intent intention design
  2. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: bearing heading


  1. aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "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"
       Synonyms: take train take aim direct
  2. propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
       Synonyms: purpose purport propose
  3. move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
       Synonyms: drive get
  4. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
       Synonyms: calculate direct
  5. 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"
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: draw a bead on aspire shoot for

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