(noun, verb)


1. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

- it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs

Similar word(s): design, intent, intention, purpose

Definition categories: thought, end, goal

2. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

Similar word(s): object, objective, target

Definition categories: thought, end, goal

3. the action of directing something at an object

- he took aim and fired

Definition categories: act, direction, guidance, steering

4. the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Similar word(s): bearing, heading

Definition categories: location, direction, way

Sentences with aim as a noun:

- My number one aim in life is to make money to make my parents, siblings and kids happy.


1. point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

- Please don't aim at your little brother!

Similar word(s): direct, take, train

Definition categories: competition, position

2. propose or intend

- I aim to arrive at noon

Similar word(s): propose, purport, purpose

Definition categories: cognition, intend, mean, think

3. move into a desired direction of discourse

Similar word(s): drive, get

Definition categories: communication, intend, mean

4. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Similar word(s): calculate, direct

Definition categories: cognition, designate, destine, intend, specify

5. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

- He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face

Similar word(s): direct, place, point, target

Definition categories: competition, aim, direct, take, train

6. direct (a remark) toward an intended goal

- She wanted to aim a pun

Definition categories: communication, intend, mean

7. have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

Similar word(s): aspire

Definition categories: cognition, plan