1. [ noun ] an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
Synonyms: purpose intention intent design

"his intent was to provide a new translation" "good intentions are not enough" "the conscious aim of answering immediate needs" "he made no secret of his designs"

Related terms: goal mind will view cross-purpose sake intend design
2. [ verb ] aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
Synonyms: direct take take_aim train

"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"

Related terms: position target charge level swing draw_a_bead_on turn hold
3. [ verb ] propose or intend
Synonyms: propose purport purpose

"I aim to arrive at noon"

Related terms: intend purpose intent
4. [ verb ] move into a desired direction of discourse
Synonyms: get drive

"What are you driving at?"

Related terms: mean drift
5. [ noun ] the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
Synonyms: objective object target

"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

Related terms: goal thing business point target
6. [ noun ] the action of directing something at an object

"he took aim and fired"

Related terms: steering target
7. [ verb ] specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Synonyms: direct calculate
Related terms: intend
8. [ verb ] direct (a remark) toward an intended goal

"She wanted to aim a pun"

Related terms: mean
9. [ verb ] intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
Synonyms: direct place point target

"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face" "criticism directed at her superior" "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

Related terms: address range_in topographic_point prey
10. [ verb ] have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
Synonyms: aspire draw_a_bead_on shoot_for
Related terms: plan overshoot ambition aspirant
11. [ noun ] (transportation) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
Synonyms: bearing heading
Related terms: direction tack steer
Similar spelling:   Aimee