Adjective "aim" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Point or direct (a weapon or camera) at a target.
  1. no object 'aim for the middle of the target'
  2. 'You load the weapon, you aim the weapon and you pull the trigger.'
  3. 'I also always felt that the campaign was always more important than the movie itself, because anyone can aim a camera.'
  4. 'It tool several minutes to fill, all the while Eric stood, aiming his shotgun every which way.'
  5. 'When it was only a few metres away, I aimed my camera up towards it and peered through the viewfinder.'
  6. 'They aim the camera toward the top of the distant clouds.'
  7. 'The group responded immediately dropping into a crouch and aiming their weapons.'
  8. 'In his own work he's now studying large Venezuelan bombardiers to learn how the insects aim their weapons and to understand more about the glands involved.'
  9. 'I've never been very good at archery, but it helps with learning how to aim any weapon.'
  10. 'Your dominant eye is generally the one you use when you're aiming a camera to take a picture.'
  11. 'Additionally, aiming is much more interactive, thanks to an over-the-shoulder camera angle which is activated every time you aim your weapon.'
  12. 'He opted for straight punches to counter his opponent's tactic which was to aim hooked body punches.'
  13. 'He punched the guard nearest to him in the face and aimed an uppercut punch just below his jaw.'
  14. 'If forced to fight, aim blows towards the neck and the groin.'
  15. 'The military said troops fired at two armed men, one aiming an anti-tank missile.'
  16. 'In other words, they were aiming their mortars to land closer to the actual runway of the airport.'
  17. 'Now and then they would aim bombs or rockets at one senior terrorist leader or another.'
  18. 'The defendant then allegedly leapt on his bench and aimed a flurry of blows at his head.'
  19. 'At its range of 150 kms the army is in no position to obtain the tactical picture to aim the missile.'
  20. 'She raises the malicious wood and straw object above her head, aiming another blow.'
  21. 'They aimed their products at mainstream consumers, and went head-to-head in quality with established supermarket brands.'
  22. 'And the bank seems to be aiming its account at those who won't need their money too often, with its interest penalty for any month you make a withdrawal.'
  23. 'Today they have taken another bold step aiming the product at those who like to remain on the forefront of the computer world.'
  24. 'The products are aimed at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as university and public research labs.'
  25. 'As I watched this I tried to imagine who it was aimed at.'
  26. 'The company is working with a voice recognition specialist and early products will be aimed at Japan.'
  27. 'He also aimed his campaign at a wider audience, citing his efforts on rent control and his opposition to new real estate development.'
  28. '‘Our products are aimed at professional people committed to health and fitness,’ added Terry, 62.'
  29. 'Both products will be aimed at the corporate market.'
  30. 'The Kirans aimed these productions at the younger generation and were extremely successful in harnessing the participation of a majority of youngsters at the performances.'
Have the intention of achieving.
  1. with infinitive 'we aim to give you the best possible service'
  2. 'Naturally we can take steps to preserve the Earth; we can aim at sustainability and undertake biological conservation, should we wish, but we have to be prepared to pay for it.'
  3. 'Rather than choosing between an ensemble of key performance criteria, manufacturers should aim at achieving them all.'
  4. 'The mechanical agent uses artificial intelligence techniques to aim at optimally achieving its goal.'
  5. 'Most of the eleven essays here aim at remedying that spiritual and theological misfortune.'
  6. 'Because actually your intention includes whatever you aim at achieving.'
  7. 'The website aims at getting grass-root voices on-line and seems to be achieving this aim.'
  8. 'The same might be said of slow-moving animation that aims at portentous but achieves boring.'
  9. 'The program aims at providing the community with wider artistic experience in creating bamboo artwork.'
  10. 'More realistically, they aim at achieving a set of mutual benefits.'
  11. 'As they are today, the missile talks should be aimed at accomplishing a variety of objectives.'


A purpose or intention; a desired outcome.
  1. 'Behind intentions and conscious aims lie complex objective processes that shape the course of history.'
  2. 'The best thing we can do is to get the bills passed so that their aims and intent can be put into practice.'
  3. 'To a certain extent these have played an effective role in the last couple of decades towards the aims of conservation.'
  4. 'Thus, one of the primary experimental aims has not been achieved.'
  5. 'It maintains that one of the primary aims of the criminal law is the protection of fundamental social interests.'
  6. 'Their attitudes and aims determined the outcome of succession dispute, not merely who won, but what he acquired.'
  7. 'Thus, one of the primary aims of education should be to train young people in virtue.'
  8. 'Optimising quality of life before a timely, dignified, and peaceful death are the primary aims of palliative care.'
  9. 'What it does is set out the EU's aims and goals much more clearly and tidies up the existing set of rules.'
  10. 'That's part of being separate people, with different aims and desires.'
The directing of a weapon or missile at a target.
  1. 'Then, with a perfect aim, she fired the gun.'
  2. 'He couldn't see an inch in front of his nose, even with his expert eyesight fit for a perfect aim.'
  3. 'A faint round of applause built up around him, as some of the younger boys had gathered around to watch the mysterious stranger with the perfect aim.'
  4. 'Perfect aim can be negated with a poor hit on the cue ball.'
  5. 'You can even take out police helicopters if you happen to have very good aim or the right weapon.'
  6. 'She saw one and barely dodged it, the other one was too high to even touch her, but the last was a perfect aim, not to hit her, but to break the wire.'
  7. 'She arched her hand, stared at the bin and threw the can towards it in a perfect aim.'
  8. 'His finger convulsed on the trigger, even as he leveled the weapon for aim.'
  9. 'To hit such a difficult target takes steadiness of aim and cool judgment for the birds are over the guns and away in the distance in an instant, some flying at speeds of up to 70 mph.'

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    1. to position or direct (a firearm, ball, arrow, rocket, etc.) so that, on firing or release, the discharged projectile will hit a target or travel along a certain path.

    2. to intend or direct for a particular effect or purpose: to aim a satire at snobbery. verb (used without object)

    3. to point or direct a gun, punch, etc., toward: He aimed at the target but missed it.

    4. to strive; try (usually followed by to or at): We aim to please. They aim at saving someth

    More examples(as adjective)

    "reforms can be aim for developments."

    "privatisations can be aim into operators."

    "people can be aim."

    "places can be aim."

    "people/places/organizations can be aim."

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    Middle English: from Old French amer, variant of esmer (from Latin aestimare ‘assess, estimate’), reinforced by aemer, aesmer (from late Latin adaestimare, intensified form of aestimare).


    aim high
    take aim