Aim

Word AIM
Character 3
Hyphenation aim
Pronunciations /eɪm/

Definitions and meanings of "Aim"

What do we mean by aim?

To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point. intransitive verb

To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point. intransitive verb

To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group. intransitive verb

To direct a weapon or camera. intransitive verb

To direct or propel an object toward a point. intransitive verb

To determine a course or direct an effort. intransitive verb

To propose to do something; intend. intransitive verb

The act of aiming. noun

The ability to hit a target or intended point. noun

The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object. noun

A purpose or intention toward which one's efforts are directed: synonym: intention. noun

(take aim) To aim a weapon or object to be propelled. idiom

(take aim) To direct criticism or one's attention at something. idiom

Conjecture; guess. noun

Course; direction: in particular, the direction in which a missile is pointed; the line of shot. noun

The act of aiming or directing anything (as a weapon, a blow, a discourse, or a remark) at or toward a particular point or object with the intention of striking or affecting it; the pointing or directing of a missile. noun

The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be affected; the mark or target. noun

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, such as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.

The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.

Intention or goal

The ability of someone to aim straight; one's faculty for being able to hit a physical target

Conjecture; guess.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Aim

The word "aim" in example sentences

Without the power to do anything, sensitivity becomes our main aim, the aim is not so much to do anything, as to be judged. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The library's main aim is to educate and inspire disenfranchised children who have seen arts education cut from their school curricula, said library and foundation president Valerie Ervin. ❋ AP (2010)

The judge decided that the Hungarian Guard's main aim is to spread fear among Gypsies. ❋ Unknown (2009)

But I'm not sure I'd recommend it for someone whose main aim is to get from point A to point B with most of their limbs intact. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The other main aim is to look how we can increase the use of the system by citizens. ❋ Unknown (2008)

You could have the ‘generally lazy but remarkably unhelpful’ instead of the ‘bored but capable’ as one of the essential non police staff whose main aim is to reinforce all the urgent and important things from the world where messages ‘really’ matter and the foundations of empire building are well on the way to approval by the forces that do stuff. ❋ Inspector Gadget (2008)

I have seen war up close and personal, when 1 side will not talk and whose main aim is to destroy the other sides country then the side who has been attacked for many months without a military response IMHO has every right to defend itself. ❋ Unknown (2008)

One main aim is to discover the elusive Higgs Boson, the so-called "God Particle," which will, presumably, unfold the secrets of the universe and allow us to know the "mind of God" as some hyper-enthusiastic scientists aver. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Given Britain's main aim is to get our people out in one piece declaring war would be rather counter-productive. ❋ Flidgetjerome (2007)

I am being a jerk cause the Arts Society of Ulster's 'main aim is to promote and encourage interest in the fine and applied arts in Northern Ireland', (quote from their catalogue). ❋ Unknown (2007)

The main aim is practical - and towards the end of this manifesto we set out the steps that now need to be taken to accelerate social innovation more broadly and meet unmet needs. ❋ Unknown (2006)

I think with Google Video their main aim is to be a video hoster and streamer. ❋ Ben Barren (2006)

* “Today the main aim is to change the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein” (Spanish daily El Pais) * The war was “a very high price to pay in terms of human lives and the destruction of a country” when the threat of weapons proliferation could have been contained by UN inspections. ❋ Unknown (2005)

Accordingly, as Bohr says, "the recourse to probability laws under such circumstances is essentially different in aim from the familiar application of statistical considerations as practical means of accounting for the properties of mechanical systems of great structural complexity" (2: 34). ❋ Unknown (2001)

Though altogether distinct in aim from the First Epistle, yet a connection may be traced. ❋ Unknown (1871)

As it turns out the aim is actually much narrower, the mission statement on the blog now reformulated — “to promote positive reviews”. ❋ Hal Duncan (2009)

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