Definitions of aim

  1. To point at with a missive weapon; to direct the intention or effort; to endeavour.
  2. To direct toward a mark or point; point or level; have a purpose; endeavor earnestly.
  3. To point or direct ( a weapon) so as to hit something.
  4. To point, as a weapon or firearm.
  5. 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.
  6. To guess or conjecture.
  7. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.
  8. Intention; purpose; design; scheme.
  9. Conjecture; guess.
  10. 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.
  11. To endeavor; to point a weapon at something.
  12. ( with at) To point at with a weapon: to direct the intention or endeavor.
  13. To point or level at; to endeavor after.
  14. have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
  15. propose or intend; " I aim to arrive at noon"
  16. direct ( a remark) toward an intended goal; " She wanted to aim a pun"
  17. move into a desired direction of discourse; " What are you driving at?"
  18. To direct or point, as a weapon.
  19. To throw at an object; to direct a weapon to; to endeavour; to purpose or design.
  20. Aiming.
  21. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
  22. 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).
  23. 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.
  24. A purpose; an endeavor; target; the pointing of a weapon.
  25. The pointing of a weapon: the thing pointed at: design: intention.
  26. The pointing of a weapon; the object aimed at; purpose.
  27. The act of aiming; line of direction of anything aimed; object or point aimed at; purpose.
  28. The act of aiming; the object aimed at; purpose; design.
  29. The object or point intended to be struck; purpose; intention.
  30. Aimed.