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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 at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. - C. S. Lewis
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
C. S. Lewis

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

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Lao Tzu

The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
Albert Einstein

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Bruce Lee
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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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