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aim

 
Noun aim has 4 senses
  1. purpose, intent, intention, aim, design - 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"
    --1 is a kind of goal, end
    --1 has particulars: mind, idea; cross-purpose; sake; view; will
    Derived form: verb aim2
  2. aim, object, objective, target - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
    --2 is a kind of goal, end
    --2 has particulars: business; point; thing
    Derived form: verb aim2
  3. aim - the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired"
    --3 is a kind of
    steering, guidance, direction
    Derived forms: verb aim5, verb aim1
  4. bearing, heading, aim - the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    --4 is a kind of direction, way
    --4 has particulars: tack
Verb aim has 7 senses
  1. aim, take, train, take aim, direct - aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "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"
    --1 is one way to position
    Derived form: noun aim3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. aim, purpose, purport, propose - propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
    --2 is one way to intend, mean, think
    Derived forms: noun aim2, noun aim1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  3. drive, get, aim - move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
    --3 is one way to mean, intend
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. calculate, aim, direct - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    --4 is one way to intend, destine, designate, specify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. target, aim, place, direct, 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"
    --5 is one way to aim, take, train, take aim, direct
    Derived form: noun aim3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    => Somebody ----s PP
  6. aim - direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun"
    --6 is one way to
    mean, intend
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for - have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    --7 is one way to plan, be after
    Sample sentence:
    They aim to move
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