Aim

Definition of Aim

v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Aimed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Aiming.]
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.
Aim'st thou at princes?
- Pope.
3.To guess or conjecture.
v. t.1.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).
n.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.
Each at the head leveled his deadly aim.
- Milton.
2.The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.
To be the aim of every dangerous shot.
- Shak.
3.Intention; purpose; design; scheme.
How oft ambitious aims are crossed!
- Pope.
4.Conjecture; guess.
What you would work me to, I have some aim.
- Shak.
To cry aim
(Archery) to encourage.
- Shak.

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