What is aim?

  • (noun): The direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies.
    Synonyms: bearing, heading
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on aim:

Soviet Support For Iran During The Iran–Iraq War - Air Warfare - Weapons
... Sokolovskiy of the Vympel Design Bureau denies that the R-33 was based on the AIM-54 Phoenix, maintaining that he has never actually seen a live Phoenix." F-14 aircraft in Iranian service also carry the AIM-9 ...
Abaco Independence Movement
... Independence Movement was formed as a political party whose stated aim was self-determination for the Abaco Islands within a federal Bahamas ... In October 1973, AIM published a newsletter to launch it's campagn for 'self-determination through legal and peaceful political action' ... AIM proposed that all Crown land on Abaco would be placed in a land trust ...
List Of Awards And Nominations Received By Adele - AIM Independent Music Awards
... The AIM Independent Music Awards, hosted by the Association of Independent Music (AIM), were established in 2011 to recognize artists signed to ...
AIM - Others
... Maeda (voice actress), who is also called "AiM" ... Aim (demon) Aim toothpaste Ancestry-informative marker Atoms in Molecules Aim (trigraph) A purpose A destination ...

More definitions of "aim":

  • (verb): Aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment.
    Example: "Please don't aim at your little brother!"
    Synonyms: take, train, take aim, direct
  • (verb): Direct (a remark) toward an intended goal.
    Example: "She wanted to aim a pun"
  • (noun): The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable).
    Synonyms: object, objective, target
  • (noun): An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.
    Example: "It was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"
    Synonyms: purpose, intent, intention, design
  • (verb): Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
    Synonyms: calculate, direct
  • (verb): Move into a desired direction of discourse.
    Synonyms: drive, get
  • (noun): The action of directing something at an object.
    Example: "He took aim and fired"

Famous quotes containing the word aim:

    The aim of poetry, it appears, is to fill the mind with lofty thoughts—not to give it joy, but to give it a grand and somewhat gaudy sense of virtue. The essay is a weapon against the degenerate tendencies of the age. The novel, properly conceived, is a means of uplifting the spirit; its aim is to inspire, not merely to satisfy the low curiosity of man in man.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Though I am young and cannot tell
    Either what death or love is well,
    Yet I have heard they both bear darts,
    And both do aim at human hearts:
    And then again, I have been told,
    Love wounds with heat, as death with cold;
    Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.
    James Madison (1751–1836)