To cry aim
Aim Aim, n. [Cf. OF. esme estimation, fr. esmer. See {Aim}, v. i.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Each at the head leveled his deadly aim. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected. [1913 Webster]

To be the aim of every dangerous shot. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Intention; purpose; design; scheme. [1913 Webster]

How oft ambitious aims are crossed! --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. Conjecture; guess. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

What you would work me to, I have some aim. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To cry aim} (Archery), to encourage. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: End; object; scope; drift; design; purpose; intention; scheme; tendency; aspiration. [1913 Webster]


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