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Overview of noun aim

The noun aim has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (12) purpose, intent, intention, aim, design

(an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs")

2. (4) aim, object, objective, target

(the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children")

3. (4) aim

(the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired")

4. bearing, heading, aim

(the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies)


Overview of verb aim

The verb aim has 7 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (8) aim, take, train, take aim, direct

(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")

2. (7) aim, purpose, purport, propose

(propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon")

3. (5) drive, get, aim

(move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?")

4. (3) calculate, aim, direct

(specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public)

5. (2) target, aim, place, direct, point

(intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself")

6. (2) aim

(direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun")

7. (2) draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for

(have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal)

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