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    aim - Dictionary definition and meaning for word aim

    Definition
    (noun) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    Synonyms : design , intent , intention , purpose
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    Synonyms : object , objective , target
    Example Sentence
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children
    Definition
    (noun) the action of directing something at an object
    Example Sentence
    • he took aim and fired
    Definition
    (noun) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    Synonyms : bearing , heading
    Definition
    (verb) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    Synonyms : direct , take , take aim , train
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) propose or intend
    Synonyms : propose , purport , purpose
    Example Sentence
    • I aim to arrive at noon
    Definition
    (verb) move into a desired direction of discourse
    Synonyms : drive , get
    Example Sentence
    • What are you driving at?
    Definition
    (verb) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    Synonyms : calculate , direct
    Definition
    (verb) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    Synonyms : direct , place , point , target
    Example Sentence
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
    Definition
    (verb) direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
    Example Sentence
    • She wanted to aim a pun
    Definition
    (verb) have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
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