aim at a point

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  • aim — [ām] vi., vt. [ME aimen < OFr esmer (< L aestimare: see ESTIMATE) & aesmer < ML adaestimare < L ad , to + aestimare] 1. to point (a weapon) or direct (a blow, remark, etc.) so as to hit 2. to direct (one s efforts) [we aimed at full… …   English World dictionary

  • aim — vb 1 point, *direct, level, train, lay Analogous words: bend, *curve, twist 2 Aim, aspire, pant all may mean to have as a controlling desire something beyond one’s present power of attainment. Aim stresses a clearly defined end toward which one’s …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aim — ► VERB 1) point (a weapon or camera) at a target. 2) direct at someone or something. 3) try to achieve something. ► NOUN 1) a purpose or intention. 2) the aiming of a weapon or missile. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Point — (point), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pointing}.] [Cf. F. pointer. See {Point}, n.] 1. To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aim — aimer, n. aimful, adj. aimfully, adv. /aym/, v.t. 1. to position or direct (a firearm, ball, arrow, rocket, etc.) so that, on firing or release, the discharged projectile will hit a target or travel along a certain path. 2. to intend or direct… …   Universalium

  • aim — /eɪm / (say aym) verb (t) 1. to give a certain direction and elevation to (a gun or the like), for the purpose of causing the projectile, when the weapon is discharged, to hit the object. 2. to direct or point (something) at something: the satire …  

  • aim — aim1 [ eım ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to point a gun or an object you are throwing at something you want to hit: When given the order, the squad aimed their weapons. aim at/for: He was aiming at the tree but he missed. aim… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • aim*/*/*/ — [eɪm] noun I 1) [C] the thing that you hope to achieve by doing something Syn: goal My main aim on this course is to gain confidence.[/ex] We visit schools with the aim of getting young people interested in the theatre.[/ex] The aim of this… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • point — [pɔɪnt] noun 1》 the tapered, sharp end of a tool, weapon, or other object.     ↘Archaeology a pointed flake or blade.     ↘Ballet another term for pointe.     ↘Boxing the tip of a person s chin as a spot for a blow.     ↘the prong of a deer s… …   English new terms dictionary

  • AIM-120 AMRAAM — An AIM 120 AMRAAM mounted on the wingtip station of a General Dynamics F 16 Fighting Falcon Type Medium range, active radar homing air to air missile …   Wikipedia

  • aim´less|ness — aim «aym», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to point or direct (a weapon or blow) in order to hit a target: »to aim a gun. SYNONYM(S): level. 2. to direct (words or acts) so as to influence a certain person or action: »The coach aimed his talk at the boys… …   Useful english dictionary

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