Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun aim

4 senses of aim

Sense 1
purpose, intent, intention, aim, design -- (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")
       => goal, end -- (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means")

Sense 2
aim, object, objective, target -- (the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children")
       => goal, end -- (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means")

Sense 3
aim -- (the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim and fired")
       => steering, guidance, direction -- (the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king")

Sense 4
bearing, heading, aim -- (the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies)
       => direction, way -- (a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb aim

7 senses of aim

Sense 1
aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (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")
       => position -- (cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation)

Sense 2
aim, purpose, purport, propose -- (propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon")
       => intend, mean, think -- (have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night")

Sense 3
drive, get, aim -- (move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?")
       => mean, intend -- (mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")

Sense 4
calculate, aim, direct -- (specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public)
       => intend, destine, designate, specify -- (design or destine; "She was intended to become the director")

Sense 5
target, aim, place, direct, point -- (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")
       => aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (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")

Sense 6
aim -- (direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim a pun")
       => mean, intend -- (mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?")

Sense 7
draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for -- (have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal)
       => plan, be after -- (have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion")

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