- (countable) An aim is something you want to do or have done.
- The aim of the study was to find out if these students would talk differently to themselves during independent work.
- We certainly didn't accomplish the war aims set forward by the governments.
- The ultimate aim is to be able to cure the disease.
- (uncountable) If you take aim at something, you point a gun or other weapon at it.
- He takes aim and fires.
- (uncountable) If you take aim at something, you turn your attention to it.
- The book takes aim at politicians and their wasteful spending.
- (countable) Your aim is your skill in hitting something that you are shooting, throwing, kicking, etc. at.
- He threw the stone at the bird, but his aim wasn't so good.
- (intransitive) If you aim at doing something, you plan or try to do it.
- The new rules for cars are aimed at reducing speeds and improving driver safety.
- Many cities have a variety of programs aimed at helping the homeless.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you aim at something, you point a gun or other weapon at it.
- He grabbed for his gun, aimed it and started shooting.