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English Dictionary: aim by the DICT Development Group
6 results for aim
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): purpose, intent, intention, aim, design
  2. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
    Synonym(s): aim, object, objective, target
  3. the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired"
  4. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    Synonym(s): bearing, heading, aim
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): aim, take, train, take aim, direct
  2. propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
    Synonym(s): aim, purpose, purport, propose
  3. move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
    Synonym(s): drive, get, aim
  4. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
    Synonym(s): calculate, aim, direct
  5. 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"
    Synonym(s): target, aim, place, direct, point
  6. direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun"
  7. have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    Synonym(s): draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ulterior \Ul*te"ri*or\, a. [L., comp. of ultra, ultro, beyond,
      on the other side, properly cases of an old adjective, formed
      with a comparative suffix, which is akin to OL. uls beyond,
      L. olim formerly, hereafter, orig., at that time, ille that,
      OL. olle, ollus. Cf. {Outrage}.]
      1. Situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; --
            correlative with hither.
      2. Further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior
            demands or propositions; ulterior views; what ulterior
            measures will be adopted is uncertain.
      {Ulterior object} [or] {aim}, an object or aim beyond that
            which is avowed.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Aim \Aim\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aimed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Aiming}.] [OE. amen, aimen, eimen, to guess at, to estimate,
      to aim, OF. esmer, asmer, fr. L. aestimare to estimate; or
      perh. fr. OF. aesmer; [?] (L. ad) + esmer. See {Estimate}.]
      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.
      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. [Obs.] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Aim \Aim\, v. t.
      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).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Aim \Aim\, n. [Cf. OF. esme estimation, fr. esmer. See {Aim}, v.
      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. [Obs.]
                     What you would work me to, I have some aim. --Shak.
      {To cry aim} (Archery), to encourage. [Obs.] --Shak.
      Syn: End; object; scope; drift; design; purpose; intention;
               scheme; tendency; aspiration.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Command \Com*mand"\, n.
      1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an
                     Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to
                     impose.                                             --Milton.
      2. The possession or exercise of authority.
                     Command and force may often create, but can never
                     cure, an aversion.                              --Locke.
      3. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the
            forces under his command.
      4. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of
            position; scope of vision; survey.
                     The steepy stand Which overlooks the vale with wide
                     command.                                             --Dryden.
      5. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to
            have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has
            command of the bridge.
                     He assumed an absolute command over his readers.
      6. A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post,
            or the whole territory under the authority or control of a
            particular officer.
      {Word of command} (Mil.), a word or phrase of definite and
            established meaning, used in directing the movements of
            soldiers; as, {aim}; {fire}; {shoulder arms}, etc.
      Syn: Control; sway; power; authority; rule; dominion;
               sovereignty; mandate; order; injunction; charge; behest.
               See {Direction}.
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