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Definition of Aim


  1. 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.
  2. To direct the indention 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.
  3. To guess or conjecture.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.
  7. Intention; purpose; design; scheme.
  8. Conjecture; guess.
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Aim Translations

aim in Afrikaans is oogmerk, doel, bedoel
aim in Dutch is aanleggen
aim in French is visez, dgssein, mire, visons, but, peiner, visent
aim in German is zielen, beabsichtigen, Ziel, Ziel
aim in Italian is scopo, proposito
aim in Latin is intendo, calx
aim in Portuguese is alvo
aim in Spanish is fin, conato