Aim - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the action of directing something at an object
- specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public (syn: calculate, direct)
- intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (syn: direct, place, point, target)
He aimed the gun carefully before shooting.
Don't aim that pistol at me!
He aimed carefully before shooting.
Try to aim the antenna in the right direction.
She aimed the telescope at a point in the eastern sky.
She aimed at a point in the eastern sky.
He aimed the stone at the dog but missed.
The throw from the shortstop was poorly aimed.
He aimed his criticism primarily at parents.
Our ultimate aim is to create something of lasting value.
The book has two basic aims.
She was unable to achieve her aims.
I started this business with the aim of making a profit.
He fired at the target but his aim was off and he missed.
It was our aim to complete the work before the end of the month.
present participle: aiming
past tense: aimed
past participle: aimed
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