Aim Aim, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aimed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aiming}.] [OE. amen, aimen, eimen, to guess at, to estimate, to aim, OF. esmer, asmer, fr. L. aestimare to estimate; or perh. fr. OF. aesmer; ? (L. ad) + esmer. See {Estimate}.] 1. To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target. [1913 Webster]

2. To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor; -- followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well. [1913 Webster]

Aim'st thou at princes? --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To guess or conjecture. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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