Search Result for "aim":
1. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;
- Example: "his intent was to provide a new translation"
- Example: "good intentions are not enough"
- Example: "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"
- Example: "he made no secret of his designs"
[syn: purpose, intent, intention, aim, design]
2. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable);
- Example: "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
[syn: aim, object, objective, target]
3. the action of directing something at an object;
- Example: "he took aim and fired"
4. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies;
[syn: bearing, heading, aim]
1. point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards;
- Example: "Please don't aim at your little brother!"
- Example: "He trained his gun on the burglar"
- Example: "Don't train your camera on the women"
- Example: "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
[syn: aim, take, train, take aim, direct]
2. propose or intend;
- Example: "I aim to arrive at noon"
[syn: aim, purpose, purport, propose]
3. move into a desired direction of discourse;
- Example: "What are you driving at?"
[syn: drive, get, aim]
4. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public;
[syn: calculate, aim, direct]
5. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;
- Example: "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"
- Example: "criticism directed at her superior"
- Example: "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
[syn: target, aim, place, direct, point]
6. direct (a remark) toward an intended goal;
- Example: "She wanted to aim a pun"
7. have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal;
[syn: draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Command \Com*mand"\, n. 1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction. [1913 Webster] Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The possession or exercise of authority. [1913 Webster] Command and force may often create, but can never cure, an aversion. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command. [1913 Webster] 4. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey. [1913 Webster] The steepy stand Which overlooks the vale with wide command. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge. [1913 Webster] He assumed an absolute command over his readers. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 6. A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer. [1913 Webster] Word of command (Mil.), a word or phrase of definite and established meaning, used in directing the movements of soldiers; as, aim; fire; shoulder arms, etc. Syn: Control; sway; power; authority; rule; dominion; sovereignty; mandate; order; injunction; charge; behest. See Direction. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aim \Aim\, 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). [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aim \Aim\, n. [Cf. OF. esme estimation, fr. esmer. See Aim, v. i.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Each at the head leveled his deadly aim. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected. [1913 Webster] To be the aim of every dangerous shot. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Intention; purpose; design; scheme. [1913 Webster] How oft ambitious aims are crossed! --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. Conjecture; guess. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What you would work me to, I have some aim. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To cry aim (Archery), to encourage. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: End; object; scope; drift; design; purpose; intention; scheme; tendency; aspiration. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aim \Aim\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aimed; p. pr. & vb. n. Aiming.] [OE. amen, aimen, eimen, to guess at, to estimate, to aim, OF. esmer, asmer, fr. L. aestimare to estimate; or perh. fr. OF. aesmer; ? (L. ad) + esmer. See Estimate.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Aim'st thou at princes? --Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To guess or conjecture. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
AIM Advanced Invar Mask (Display, ViewSonic)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
AIM Alternate Input Method (OS/2)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
AIM AOL Instant Messenger [protocol] (AOL, IM)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
AIM Apple, IBM, Motorola [consortium] (Apple, IBM, Motorola, org.)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
AIM Association of Imaging Manufacturers (org.)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
AIM ATM / Ascend Inverse Multiplexing [protocol] (ATM)V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
AIM Automatic Interface Management (Brother)The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
AIM, n. The task we set our wishes to. "Cheer up! Have you no aim in life?" She tenderly inquired. "An aim? Well, no, I haven't, wife; The fact is -- I have fired." G.J.Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
184 Moby Thesaurus words for "aim": address, affectation, aim at, ambition, angle, animus, aspiration, aspire, aspire after, aspire to, atmosphere, attempt, aura, azimuth, be after, be determined, bear, bearing, bend, bent, butt, by-end, by-purpose, cast, character, choose, complacency, concentrate, contemplate, counsel, course, covet, crave, current, descant, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, destination, destine, determination, determine, diapason, direct, direction, direction line, directionize, dispose, drift, drive at, effect, end, end in view, endeavor, essay, expect, feel, feeling, final cause, fix, fix on, fixed purpose, focus, function, game, go, go for, goal, harbor a design, have every intention, have in view, head, heading, helmsmanship, hold a heading, hold on, idea, idol, inclination, incline, intend, intendment, intent, intention, labor, lay, lead, level, level at, lie, line, line of direction, line of march, loftiness, lugs, mannerism, mark, mean, meaning, measure, melodia, melody, mind, mood, motive, navigation, nisus, object, object in mind, objective, orientation, ostentation, pant, piloting, plan, point, point at, point to, present, pretentiousness, prey, project, property, proposal, propose, prospectus, purport, purpose, pursuit, quality, quarry, quarter, quintain, range, reason for being, resolution, resolve, run, sake, seek, self-importance, semblance, set, show, sight on, steer, steerage, steering, strain, strive, striving, struggle, study, sweat, sweat blood, take aim, target, teleology, tend, tend to go, tendency, tenor, think, track, train, train upon, trend, try, tune, turn, turn upon, ultimate aim, urge, vainglory, vanity, verge, view, want, warble, way, will, wish, yearn for