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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 aim /ˈem/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Aim v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aimed p. pr. & vb. n. Aiming.]
 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 Aim, n.
 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.]
 Syn: -- End; object; scope; drift; design; purpose; intention; scheme; tendency; aspiration.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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" [syn: purpose,
            intent, intention, 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" [syn: 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 [syn: bearing, heading]
      v 1: aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as
           photographic equipment; "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" [syn: take, train, take aim, direct]
      2: propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon" [syn: purpose,
          purport, propose]
      3: move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you
         driving at?" [syn: drive, get]
      4: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a
         certain public [syn: calculate, 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" [syn: target, place, direct,
      6: direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to
         aim a pun"
      7: have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal [syn: draw a bead on,
          aspire, shoot for]