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Definition of "aim" []

  • To direct (a weapon) toward an intended target. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group: The publicity campaign was aimed at improving the eating habits of children. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct a weapon: a gunner aiming carefully. (verb-intransitive)
  • To determine a course or direct an effort: aim for a better education. (verb-intransitive)
  • To propose to do something; intend: The historical society is aiming to restore the town hall. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aim" in a sentence
  • "Without the power to do anything, sensitivity becomes our main aim, the aim is not so much to do anything, as to be judged."
  • "But I'm not sure I'd recommend it for someone whose main aim is to get from point A to point B with most of their limbs intact."
  • "The library's main aim is to educate and inspire disenfranchised children who have seen arts education cut from their school curricula, said library and foundation president Valerie Ervin."