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  • n  an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
  • n  the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
  • n  the action of directing something at an object
    he took aim and fired
  • n  the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
  • v  point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    Please don't aim at your little brother!
  • v  propose or intend
    I aim to arrive at noon
  • v  move into a desired direction of discourse
  • v  specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
  • v  intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
  • v  direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
    She wanted to aim a pun
  • v  have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

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


  • David Cameron in BusinessWeek
    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....
  • Barack Obama in Christian Science Monitor
    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...
  • Venus Williams in The Associated Press
    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."

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