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aim

noun (n)

  • an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    It was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs.
    source: wordnet30
  • the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable) (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: object, objective, target
    source: wordnet30
  • the action of directing something at an object (noun.act)
    Example:
    He took aim and fired.
    source: wordnet30
  • the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies (noun.location)
    Synonym: bearing, heading
    source: wordnet30
  • The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards (verb.competition)
    Synonym: direct, take, take aim, train
    Example:
    Please don't aim at your little brother!.
    source: wordnet30
  • propose or intend (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: propose, purport, purpose
    Example:
    I aim to arrive at noon.
    source: wordnet30
  • move into a desired direction of discourse (verb.communication)
    Synonym: drive, get
    source: wordnet30
  • specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: calculate, direct
    source: wordnet30
  • intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (verb.competition)
    Synonym: direct, place, point, target
    Example:
    He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face.
    source: wordnet30
  • direct (a remark) toward an intended goal (verb.communication)
    Example:
    She wanted to aim a pun.
    source: wordnet30
  • have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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). (verb)
    source: webster1913

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