What is the meaning of aim?


  • An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
    • usage: "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"
  • The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable. )
    • usage: "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
  • The action of directing something at an object.
    • usage: "he took aim and fired"
  • The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies.


  • Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards.
    • usage: "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"
  • Propose or intend.
    • usage: "I aim to arrive at noon"
  • Move into a desired direction of discourse.
    • usage: "What are you driving at"
  • Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
  • Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.
    • usage: "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
  • Direct (a remark) toward an intended goal.
    • usage: "She wanted to aim a pun"
  • Have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal.
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APAWordNet. (2010). aim. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/aim/definitions/1192207
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "aim" http://smartdefine.org/aim/definitions/1192207 (accessed April 23, 2019).
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