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Aim Definition

  • (noun) 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"
  • (verb) 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"

Sentence Examples

Aim low!

Take aim!

Steady aim.

Let aim it!

I aimed low.

Take aim—fire!

He had no aim.

What aim we at?

Aim at the heart!

Aim at his chest.

Aim carefully at the passage!

What do you call a higher aim?

How do you aim to get it home?

Your happiness is my only aim.

Accuracy has been my first aim.

Accuracy of aim was impossible.

Both were to aim at the leader.

He took a steady aim and fired.

I only aim to give you a steer.

I told him to aim at the snake.

Poetic men take aim at maidens.

This is the end to be aimed at.

Aiming at bull’s-eye target from a rest.

If it was so, their aim is the right one.

They were aiming to cross the Mississippi.

Factions are blind men who aim accurately.

Happiness and Virtue are Independent Aims.

[From The Pursuit of Happiness A Book of Studies and Strowings by 1837]

Her artistic aims were clear and definite.

His attitude was one of taking steady aim.

I ought to know how excellent your aim is.

The Guard fired upon them with deadly aim.

The best intentions require judicious aim.

They appeared to aim only at gaining time.

He aimed at everything; endeavored nothing.

Positivism engrafts upon it practical aims.

Aims have changed with changing conditions.

Do you know the aim of that secret society?

Do you really believe that such is our aim?

His rifle shot true and his aim was steady.

I aim at moderation so far as it is honest.

My bullet had gone where it had been aimed.

Stuart took no aim, and yet killed his man.

The aim of art is the production of repose.

The darts had not been injudiciously aimed.

Their call was genuine; their aim unerring.

To mitigate, not to cure, has been his aim.

What are we now aiming to do for the child?

The aim of his life is his personal welfare.

The change of direction unsettled their aim.

The immediate aim of democracy is political.

A policy which aims at the survival of the unfit cannot enrich the race.

I have a great many aims and ambitions—there’s one dearer than the rest.

Its aim is to give suggestions that will help them to satisfy this wish.

My rifle would have carried just as true had it been aimed at his heart.

The legitimate aim of criticism is to direct attention to the excellent.

To win the customer's good will is the aim of every successful salesman.

Now take a steady aim, and the moment you have got it, press the trigger.