Dictionary Results for aim


1. aim - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): purpose, intent, intention, design

Hypernym(s): goal, end




2. aim - noun

· the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

Synonym(s): object, objective, target

Hypernym(s): goal, end




3. aim - noun

· the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired"

Hypernym(s): steering, guidance, direction




4. aim - noun

· the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Synonym(s): bearing, heading

Hypernym(s): direction, way




5. aim - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): take, train, take_aim, direct

Hypernym(s): position




6. aim - verb

· propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"

Synonym(s): purpose, purport, propose

Hypernym(s): intend, mean, think




7. aim - verb

· move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"

Synonym(s): drive, get

Hypernym(s): mean, intend




8. aim - verb

· specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Synonym(s): calculate, direct

Hypernym(s): intend, destine, designate, specify




9. aim - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): target, place, direct, point

Hypernym(s): aim, take, train, take_aim, direct




10. aim - verb

· direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun"

Hypernym(s): mean, intend




11. aim - verb

· have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Synonym(s): draw_a_bead_on, aspire, shoot_for

Hypernym(s): plan, be_after





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