From Middle English amen, aimen, eimen (“to guess at, to estimate, to aim”), borrowed from Old French esmer, aesmer, asmer, from Latin ad- plus aestimare (“to estimate”), the compound perhaps being originally formed in Medieval Latin (adaestimare), perhaps in Old French.
aim (plural aims)
- The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, or object, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, such as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.
- The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.
- Intention or goal
- The ability of someone to aim straight; one's faculty for being able to hit a physical target
- (obsolete) Conjecture; guess.
aim (third-person singular simple present aims, present participle aiming, simple past and past participle aimed)
- (intransitive) To point or direct a missile, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it
- (intransitive) To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;—followed by at, or by an infinitive
- (transitive) To direct or point (e.g. a weapon), at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object
- (transitive) To direct (something verbal) towards a certain person, thing, or group
- (intransitive, obsolete) To guess or conjecture.
- Initialism of America Online. AIM; AOL Instant Messenger.
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