Associations to the word «Aim»

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AIM, 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, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.
AIM, noun. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.
AIM, noun. Intention; purpose; design; scheme.
AIM, noun. (obsolete) Conjecture; guess.
AIM, verb. (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.
AIM, verb. (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.
AIM, verb. (transitive) 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).
AIM, verb. (obsolete) To guess or conjecture.
AIM, noun. Initialism of America Online. AIM; AOL Instant Messenger.
AIM AT, verb. To design for a particular audience

Dictionary definition

AIM, noun. 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".
AIM, noun. The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children".
AIM, noun. The action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired".
AIM, noun. The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies.
AIM, verb. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "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".
AIM, verb. Propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon".
AIM, verb. Move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?".
AIM, verb. Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
AIM, verb. 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".
AIM, verb. Direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun".
AIM, verb. Have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne