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  1. aim
    IPA[ām]
  2. verb

    • 1. point or direct (a weapon or camera) at a target:

      aim the camcorder at some suitable object aim for the middle of the target
      Synonym : point, direct, train, sight, focus, level, line up, position, turn something on someone
    • 2. direct (an object or blow) at someone or something:

      she had aimed the bottle at his head
      Synonym : take aim at, fix on, zero in on, draw a bead on
    • 3. direct information, a product, or an action toward (a particular group):

      the TV campaign is aimed at the 16-24 age group
      Synonym : intend for, mean for, address to, destine for, target at, direct toward, market at, design for, tailor to, orient toward, pitch to/toward
    • 4. have the intention of achieving:

      we aim to give you the best possible service new French cooking aims at producing clear, fresh flavors and light textures
      Synonym : work toward, be after, set one's sights on, try for, strive for, pursue, seek, aspire to, endeavor to achieve, have in view, have designs on, wish for, want, essay, intend, plan, resolve, propose, purpose, design, mean, have in mind/view

    noun

    • 1. a purpose or intention; a desired outcome:

      our primary aim is to achieve financial discipline
    • 2. the directing of a weapon or object at a target:

      his aim was perfect, and the guard's body collapsed backward
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: aim, plural noun: aims

    • v.: verb: aim, 3rd person present: aims, gerund or present participle: aiming, past tense: aimed, past participle: aimed

    • abbreviation

      American Indian Movement.

      Alternative Investment Market (a subsidiary market of the London Stock Exchange that allows small companies to be traded without the expense of a full market listing).

    • verb

      point or direct (a weapon or camera) at a target:

      direct (a missile or blow) at someone or something:

    • noun

      a purpose or intention; a desired outcome:

      the directing of a weapon or missile at a target:

    • abbreviation

      Alternative Investment Market (a subsidiary market of the London Stock Exchange that allows small companies to be traded without the expense of a full market listing).
    • point a weapon or camera at a target
    • be ambitious
    • be ambitious
    • point a weapon or camera at a target
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