[eɪm] or [em]
(noun.) the action of directing something at an object; 'he took aim and fired'.
(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'.
(verb.) propose or intend; 'I aim to arrive at noon'.
(verb.) direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; 'She wanted to aim a pun'.
(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'.
(v. i.) To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target.
(v. i.) To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor; -- followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well.
(v. i.) To guess or conjecture.
(v. t.) To direct or point, as a weapon, at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object; as, to aim a musket or an arrow, the fist or a blow (at something); to aim a satire or a reflection (at some person or vice).
(v. i.) The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.
(v. i.) The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.
(v. i.) Intention; purpose; design; scheme.
(v. i.) Conjecture; guess.
v. a. Direct, level, point.
n. . Direction, course, bearing, tendency, bent, proclivity.. Intention, intent, purpose, design, reason, view, object, end, scope, drift, goal, point, final cause.
SYN:Seek, level, propose, design, affect, intend, mean, purpose
ANT:Shun, disregard, disaffect, ignore, overlook, avoid
SYN:Tendency, intent, aspiration, bent, drift, object, scope, goal, purpose, mark,end, design, intention
ANT:Shunning, disregarding, disaffecting, overlooking, avoiding
v.i. to point at with a weapon: to direct the intention or endeavour (at): (obs.) to conjecture.—v.t. to point as a weapon or firearm.—n. the pointing of a weapon: the thing pointed at: design: intention.—adj. Aim′less without aim.—adv. Aim′lessly.—n. Aim′worthiness good aim.—To cry aim in old writers to encourage archers when shooting by crying 'aim ' hence to applaud or encourage.
- I've heard him say he's a capital one,' replied Mr. Pickwick, 'but I never saw him aim at anything. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- Besides, I wished to touch no deep-thrilling chord--to open no fresh well of emotion in his heart: my sole present aim was to cheer him. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- To identify acting with an aim and intelligent activity is enough to show its value--its function in experience. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Philosophy, he says, is surely the ultimate end of human knowledge, or the object at which all sciences properly must aim. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- The net conclusion is that acting with an aim is all one with acting intelligently. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- I am happy, which is, to my mind, the main aim of life. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- One of the fundamental problems of education in and for a democratic society is set by the conflict of a nationalistic and a wider social aim. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- We have applied this test to three general aims: Development according to nature, social efficiency, and culture or personal mental enrichment. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- There seem to be two great aims in the philosophy of Plato,--first, to realize abstractions; secondly, to connect them. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- In the mechanical arts, the sciences become methods of managing things so as to utilize their energies for recognized aims. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Fundamentally, the elements involved in a discussion of value have been covered in the prior discussion of aims and interests. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Doing proceeds from needs and aims at change. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Each possesses a separate and independent province with its own peculiar aims and ways of proceeding. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- To avoid excitement was one of Miss Mann's aims in life. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Many of them are aimed at gas, and there are several grim summaries of death and fires due to gas-leaks or explosions. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- The gypsy aimed carefully and fired and as he jerked the bolt back and ejected the shell Robert Jordan said, Over. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Her figure was elegant, and she walked well; but Darcy, at whom it was all aimed, was still inflexibly studious. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- The blow was aimed at hazard, and was not a severe one. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- I opened up my holster, took the pistol, aimed at the one who had talked the most, and fired. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- I poized it--aimed it--then my heart failed me. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- This Emma felt was aimed at her; and it made her quite angry. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Thus in aiming at the increase of his own private pleasurable states of consciousness, he contributes to the consciousness of others. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Aiming at the center of his chest, a little lower than the device, Robert Jordan fired. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- I think the gentleman you mentioned must be the point she's aiming at, and yet I don't like his living down in her own part of the country neither. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- I see very little good in people aiming out of their own sphere. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- We have perhaps arrived at the stage of philosophy which enables us to understand what he is aiming at, better than he did himself. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Adults are naturally most conscious of directing the conduct of others when they are immediately aiming so to do. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Darius had already made plans for an expedition into Europe, aiming not at Greece, but to the northward of Greece, across the Bosphorus and Danube. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.