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Definition of Aim

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.

Aim Quotations

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. - David Frost
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
David Frost

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Aristotle

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
William S. Burroughs

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. - Herbert Spencer
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Herbert Spencer
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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
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