aim aim  /ˈeɪm/


  1. (n) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
  2. (n) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
  3. (n) the action of directing something at an object
  4. (n) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
  5. (v) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  6. (v) propose or intend
  7. (v) move into a desired direction of discourse
  8. (v) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
  9. (v) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  10. (v) direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
  11. (v) have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal


  1. Few works of journalism can claim the label definitive.
  2. Don't fall victim to what I call the 'ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome.
  3. Another cell was actually formed abroad with the aim of launching attacks in Saudi Arabia and other countries.


  1. Turkey Expands Violent Reaction to Street Unrest

    Turkish authorities took aim not just at the demonstrators in Taksim Square, but also at the medics who treated their injuries and the business owners who sheltered them.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Raytheon, US Navy deliver 5,000th AIM-9X Sidewinder missile

    PARIS, June 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) AIM-9X ® Sidewinder air-to-air missile program has marked a milestone of delivering 5,000 missiles to the U.S. government and nine international ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Oil Futures Aim at Four-Month High as Syria Worries Loom

    Oil Futures Aim at Four-Month High as Syria Worries Loom
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "We have deep and pressing problems," Cameron said following his arrival at the prime minister's Downing Street residence 90 minutes after Gordon Brown's departure last night. "For those reasons, I aim to lead a proper and full coalition....
    on May 12, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Yet President Obama, during a summit with Chinese leaders this week, noted that "our aim ...... is not a partial accord or a political declaration, but rather an accord that covers all of the issues in the negotiations and one that has immediate...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "I have a full life and I enjoy my life," said Williams, who turned 30 in June. "I enjoy my tennis and I enjoy my pursuits off the court. I aim to excel in all of them."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Venus Williams Source: The Associated Press

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