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aim

 (ām)
v. aimed, aim·ing, aims
v.tr.
1.
a. To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.
b. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point: aimed the pass at a wide receiver; aimed the shot at the lower right corner of the goal.
2. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group: The publicity campaign was aimed at improving the eating habits of children.
v.intr.
1.
a. To direct a weapon or camera: The sniper aimed carefully.
b. To direct or propel an object toward a point: aimed for the far goalpost.
2. To determine a course or direct an effort: aim for a better education.
3. To propose to do something; intend: The historical society is aiming to restore the town hall.
n.
1.
a. The act of aiming: Take careful aim.
b. The ability to hit a target or intended point: a marksman with extraordinary aim.
c. The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object: Your aim was way off on that throw.
2. A purpose or intention toward which one's efforts are directed: My aim was to try to make him laugh. See Synonyms at intention.
Idiom:
take aim
1. To aim a weapon or object to be propelled.
2. To direct criticism or one's attention at something.

[Middle English aimen, from Old French esmer, to estimate (from Latin aestimāre) and from Old French aesmer (from Vulgar Latin *ad estimāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin aestimāre, to estimate).]
Synonyms: aim, direct, level, point, train
These verbs mean to turn something toward an intended goal or target: aimed the camera at the guests; directed our attention toward the screen; leveled criticism at the administration; pointing a finger at the suspect; trained the gun on the intruder. See Also Synonyms at intention.

aim

(eɪm)
vb
1. to point (a weapon, missile, etc) or direct (a blow) at a particular person or object; level
2. (tr) to direct (satire, criticism, etc) at a person, object, etc
3. (intr; foll by at or an infinitive) to propose or intend: we aim to leave early.
4. (intr; often foll by at or for) to direct one's efforts or strive (towards): to aim at better communications; to aim high.
n
5. the action of directing something at an object
6. the direction in which something is pointed; line of sighting (esp in the phrase to take aim)
7. the object at which something is aimed; target
8. intention; purpose
[C14: via Old French aesmer from Latin aestimāre to estimate]

AIM

abbreviation for
(Stock Exchange) (in Britain) Alternative Investment Market

aim

(eɪm)

v.t.
1. to position or direct (a firearm, ball, rocket, etc.) so that the thing discharged or thrown will hit a target.
2. to intend or direct for a particular effect or purpose: to aim a satire at snobbery.
v.i.
3. to point or direct a gun, punch, etc.
4. to strive; try (usu. fol. by to or at): We aim at pleasing everyone.
5. to intend: She aims to go tomorrow.
6. to direct efforts, as toward an object: I aim at perfection.
n.
7. the act of directing anything at or toward a particular point or target.
8. the direction in which a weapon or missile is pointed; line of sighting.
9. the point intended to be hit: to miss one's aim.
10. something intended to be attained by one's efforts; purpose.
11. Obs. conjecture; guess.
Idioms:
take aim, to sight a target.
[1275–1325; < Old French aesmer, amer < Vulgar Latin *adaestimāre= Latin ad- ad- + aestimāre (see estimate)]
aim′er, n.

AIM

(eɪm)

n.
American Indian Movement.

aim

Someone's aim is what they intend to achieve.

My aim is to play for England.
It is our aim to have this matter sorted quickly.

You can say that someone does something with the aim of achieving a particular result. You do not say that someone does something 'with the aim to achieve' a result.

They had left before dawn with the aim of getting a grandstand seat.
The purpose of the meeting was to share information with the common aim of finding Louise safe and well.

aim


Past participle: aimed
Gerund: aiming

Imperative
aim
aim
Present
I aim
you aim
he/she/it aims
we aim
you aim
they aim
Preterite
I aimed
you aimed
he/she/it aimed
we aimed
you aimed
they aimed
Present Continuous
I am aiming
you are aiming
he/she/it is aiming
we are aiming
you are aiming
they are aiming
Present Perfect
I have aimed
you have aimed
he/she/it has aimed
we have aimed
you have aimed
they have aimed
Past Continuous
I was aiming
you were aiming
he/she/it was aiming
we were aiming
you were aiming
they were aiming
Past Perfect
I had aimed
you had aimed
he/she/it had aimed
we had aimed
you had aimed
they had aimed
Future
I will aim
you will aim
he/she/it will aim
we will aim
you will aim
they will aim
Future Perfect
I will have aimed
you will have aimed
he/she/it will have aimed
we will have aimed
you will have aimed
they will have aimed
Future Continuous
I will be aiming
you will be aiming
he/she/it will be aiming
we will be aiming
you will be aiming
they will be aiming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aiming
you have been aiming
he/she/it has been aiming
we have been aiming
you have been aiming
they have been aiming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aiming
you will have been aiming
he/she/it will have been aiming
we will have been aiming
you will have been aiming
they will have been aiming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aiming
you had been aiming
he/she/it had been aiming
we had been aiming
you had been aiming
they had been aiming
Conditional
I would aim
you would aim
he/she/it would aim
we would aim
you would aim
they would aim
Past Conditional
I would have aimed
you would have aimed
he/she/it would have aimed
we would have aimed
you would have aimed
they would have aimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aim - an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actionsaim - an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
idea, mind - your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"
cross-purpose - a contrary aim; "at cross-purposes"
final cause - (philosophy) the end or purpose of a thing or process
sake - the purpose of achieving or obtaining; "for the sake of argument"
view - purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'; "he took the computer with a view to pawning it"
will - a fixed and persistent intent or purpose; "where there's a will there's a way"
2.aim - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)aim - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
grail - the object of any prolonged endeavor
business - an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the evening"
point - the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
thing - a special objective; "the thing is to stay in bounds"
3.aim - the action of directing something at an objectaim - the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired"
steering, guidance, direction - the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
4.aim - the direction or path along which something moves or along which it liesaim - the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
direction, way - a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"
tack - the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
Verb1.aim - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towardsaim - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
target, direct, aim, place, point - intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
draw a bead on - aim with a gun; "The hunter drew a bead on the rabbit"
hold - aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
turn - direct at someone; "She turned a smile on me"; "They turned their flashlights on the car"
swing - hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement; "The soccer player began to swing at the referee"
point, level, charge - direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
level - aim at; "level criticism or charges at somebody"
position - cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
sight - take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)
2.aim - propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
intend, mean, think - have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
3.aim - move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
mean, intend - mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
4.aim - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
destine, intend, designate, specify - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
5.aim - intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
address - direct a question at someone
aim, take aim, train, direct, take - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
home in, range in, zero in - direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
6.aim - direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun"
mean, intend - mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
7.aim - have an ambitious plan or a lofty goalaim - have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
be after, plan - have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
overshoot - aim too high; "The plan overshoots its aim"

aim

verb
1. try for, want, seek, work for, plan for, strive, aspire to, wish for, have designs on, set your sights on He was aiming for the 100 metres world record.
2. mean, attempt, propose, intend, resolve I didn't aim to get caught.
3. point, level, train, direct, sight, take aim (at) He was aiming the rifle at me.
noun
1. intention, end, point, plan, course, mark, goal, design, target, wish, scheme, purpose, direction, desire, object, objective, ambition, intent, aspiration, Holy Grail (informal) a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
2. aiming, directing, sight He used his left hand to steady his aim.
aim something at something or someone intend for, address to, mean for, direct at, target at, pitch at Advertising aimed at children should be curbed.

aim

verb
1. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something:
Military: lay.
2. To strive toward a goal:
3. To have in mind as a goal or purpose:
Regional: mind.
noun
1. What one intends to do or achieve:
Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore.
2. The thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse:
Translations
تَسْدِيد، تَصْوِيب إلى الهَدَفهَدَفهَدَف، قَصْديُسَدِّد، يُصَوِّب إلى الهَدَفيَسْعَى إِلى
cíldobrá muškamířitschopnost mířitusilovat
målsigtehave til hensigthensigt
tähdätätähtäys
ciljciljati
miîmiîastefna , áætlatakmark
ねらう目的
겨냥하기겨냥하다
be tikslobetikslisnusitaikytinutaikytitaiklumas
mērķētmērķistēmēttiekties
mierenie
ciljnačrtovatinamenpomeriti
siktasyfte (n)
จุดหมายตั้งเป้า
amaçamaçlamakçevirmekgayehedef
mục đíchnhắm vào

AIM

N ABBR (Brit) (St Ex) =Alternative Investment Marketsegundo mercado m, mercado m de títulos no cotizados

aim

[ˈeɪm]
n
(= objective) → but m
The aim of the festival is to raise money → Le but du festival est de collecter des fonds.
(with gun, stone, arrow)visée f, mire f
His aim is bad
BUT Il vise mal.
to take aim (with gun)viser
to take aim at sb/sth (with gun, stone, arrow)viser qn/qch
to take aim at sb/sth (US) (= criticize) → viser qn/qch
vt (= point) [+ gun, camera] → braquer, pointer
to aim sth at [+ gun, camera, rifle] → braquer qch sur, pointer qch sur
He aimed a gun at me → Il a braqué un revolver sur moi.; [+ missile] → pointer qch vers, pointer qch sur; [+ blow, punch] → tenter de donner qch à
(= destine for) to aim sth at sb [+ remark] → destiner qch à qn, adresser qch à qn
to be aimed at sb [remarks, campaign] → viser qn
The film is aimed at children → Le film est destiné aux enfants.
to be aimed at doing sth → viser à faire qch
vi
(with weapon) to aim at sb/sth → viser qn/qch
(= have as objective) to aim at sth → viser qch, avoir qch pour but
We're aiming at a deadline of July 2005 → Nous visons l'échéance de juillet 2005.
to aim at doing sth → chercher à faire qch
to aim to do sth → avoir l'intention de faire qch, prévoir de faire qch
Janice aimed to leave at 5 o'clock → Janice avait l'intention de partir à cinq heures.

aim

n
Zielen nt; to take aimzielen (→ at auf +acc); to miss one’s aimsein Ziel verfehlen; his aim was bad/gooder zielte schlecht/gut
(= purpose)Ziel nt, → Absicht f; with the aim of doing somethingmit dem Ziel or der Absicht, etw zu tun; what is your aim in life?was ist Ihr Lebensziel?; to achieve one’s aimsein Ziel erreichen; what is your aim in saying that?warum sagen Sie das?; what is your aim in doing that?was wollen Sie damit bezwecken?
vt
(= direct) guided missile, camerarichten (→ at auf +acc); stone etczielen mit (→ at auf +acc); he aimed a kick/punch at my stomachsein Tritt/Schlag zielte auf meinen Bauch; to teach somebody how to aim a gunjdm zeigen, wie man zielt; to aim a pistol at somebody/somethingmit einer Pistole auf jdn/etw zielen; he aimed his pistol at my hearter zielte auf mein Herz; the guns were aimed directly at the city wallsdie Kanonen waren direkt auf die Stadtmauer gerichtet; you didn’t aim the camera properlydu hast die Kamera nicht richtig gehalten
(fig) remark, insult, criticismrichten (at gegen); this book/programme (Brit) or program (US) is aimed at the general publicdieses Buch/Programm wendet sich an die Öffentlichkeit; to be aimed at something (cuts, measure, new law etc)auf etw (acc)abgezielt sein; I think that was aimed at meich glaube, das war auf mich gemünzt or gegen mich gerichtet
vi
(with gun, punch etc) → zielen (→ at, for auf +acc)
(= try, strive for) to aim highsich (dat)hohe Ziele setzen or stecken; isn’t that aiming a bit high?wollen Sie nicht etwas hoch hinaus?; to aim at or for somethingetw anstreben, auf etw (acc)abzielen; with this TV programme (Brit) or program (US) we’re aiming at a much wider audiencemit diesem Fernsehprogramm wollen wir einen größeren Teilnehmerkreis ansprechen; we aim to pleasebei uns ist der Kunde König; he always aims for perfectioner strebt immer nach Perfektion; he aims at only spending £10 per weeker hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, mit £ 10 pro Woche auszukommen
(inf: = intend) to aim to do somethingvorhaben, etw zu tun, etw tun wollen

aim

[eɪm]
1. n (of weapon) → mira (fig) (purpose, object) → scopo, proposito
his aim is bad → non ha una buona mira
to take aim → prendere la mira
to take aim at sth/sb → mirare a qc/qn
to have no aim in life → non avere un preciso scopo nella vita
2. vt to aim (at) (gun) → puntare (su or contro); (missile) → lanciare (contro); (blow) → tirare (a); (remark, criticism) → rivolgere (a); (camera) → dirigere (verso)
to aim to do sth → aspirare a fare qc (less formal) → avere l'intenzione di fare qc
3. vi (also to take aim) → prendere la mira, mirare
to aim at sth (also fig) → mirare a qc
to aim for the goal (Ftbl) → tirare in porta

aim

(eim) verb
1. (usually with at, ~for) to point or direct something at; to try to hit or reach etc. He picked up the rifle and aimed it at the target.
2. (with to, ~at) to plan, intend or to have as one's purpose. He aims at finishing tomorrow; We aim to please our customers.
noun
1. the act of or skill at aiming. His aim is excellent.
2. what a person intends to do. My aim is to become prime minister.
ˈaimless adjective
without purpose. an aimless life.
ˈaimlessly adverb
ˈaimlessness noun
take aim
to aim. He took aim at the target.

aim

هَدَف, يَسْعَى إِلى cíl, usilovat mål, sigte Ziel, zielen στοχεύω, στόχος apuntar, aspirar, objetivo tähdätä, tähtäys but, viser cilj, ciljati obiettivo, puntare ねらう, 目的 겨냥하기, 겨냥하다 doel, richten mål, sikte cel, wycelować objetivo, visar намечать, цель sikta, syfte (n) จุดหมาย, ตั้งเป้า amaç, hedeflemek mục đích, nhắm vào 打算, 目的
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Then withdrawing into the road, and taking aim, he resumes:-
It was flying straight towards him; the guttural cry, like the even tearing of some strong stuff, sounded close to his ear; the long beak and neck of the bird could be seen, and at the very instant when Levin was taking aim, behind the bush where Oblonsky stood, there was a flash of red lightning: the bird dropped like an arrow, and darted upwards again.
In battle I am always the first to bring a man down with my arrow, no matter how many more are taking aim at him alongside of me.
He mended his pace, keeping his eyes upon the light with a strange intensity, as if he were taking aim at it.
Seth Hutchinson, vice president of the Texas State Employees Union, said the Legislature was "picking winners and losers" by taking aim at unions, but still allowing deductions for a host of other arguably political organizations, such as Focus on the Family.
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