[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'.

科尔校对--From WordNet


(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. [1]. Direction, course, bearing, tendency, bent, proclivity.[2]. 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.





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