|1.||[ noun ] an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions|
|Synonyms:||purpose intention intent design|
"his intent was to provide a new translation" "good intentions are not enough" "the conscious aim of answering immediate needs" "he made no secret of his designs"
|Related terms:||goal mind will view cross-purpose sake intend design|
|2.||[ verb ] aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment|
|Synonyms:||direct take take_aim train|
"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"
|Related terms:||position target charge level swing draw_a_bead_on turn hold|
|3.||[ verb ] propose or intend|
|Synonyms:||propose purport purpose|
"I aim to arrive at noon"
|Related terms:||intend purpose intent|
|4.||[ verb ] move into a desired direction of discourse|
"What are you driving at?"
|Related terms:||mean drift|
|5.||[ noun ] the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)|
|Synonyms:||objective object target|
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
|Related terms:||goal thing business point target|
|6.||[ noun ] the action of directing something at an object|
"he took aim and fired"
|Related terms:||steering target|
|7.||[ verb ] specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public|
|8.||[ verb ] direct (a remark) toward an intended goal|
"She wanted to aim a pun"
|9.||[ verb ] intend (something) to move towards a certain goal|
|Synonyms:||direct place point target|
"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face" "criticism directed at her superior" "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
|Related terms:||address range_in topographic_point prey|
|10.||[ verb ] have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal|
|Synonyms:||aspire draw_a_bead_on shoot_for|
|Related terms:||plan overshoot ambition aspirant|
|11.||[ noun ] (transportation) the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies|
|Related terms:||direction tack steer|