aim


aim
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. purpose, intention, goal, end. —v. point, direct; aspire to, try for. See direction.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. intention, object, plan; see purpose 1 .
See Synonym Study at purpose .
take aim,
Syn. sight, level at, train on; see aim 2 .
v.
1. [To direct one's effort]
Syn. endeavor, strive, propose; see intend 1 , try 1 .
2. [To point a weapon]
Syn. train, point, direct, steer, level at, beam, cock, set up, look through the gunsight, set the sights, sight, take aim, hold to a target, bracket, zero in on, draw a bead on.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
intention, target, goal, object, purpose.
II
v.
1. point direct, draw a bead on, level, train, zero in on, measure, eye.
2. direct one's efforts shoot for, go for, try for, plan, intend, aspire.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something: cast, direct, head, level, point, set1, train, turn, zero in. Military: lay1. See SEEK. 2. To strive toward a goal: aspire, seek. Idiom: set one's sights on. See SEEK, START. 3. To have in mind as a goal or purpose: contemplate, design, intend, mean1, plan, project, propose, purpose, target. Regional: mind. See PLANNED, PURPOSE. II noun 1. What one intends to do or achieve: ambition, design, end, goal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, point, purpose, target, view, why. Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore. See PLANNED, PURPOSE. 2. The thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse: burden2, drift, intent, meaning, purport, substance, tendency, tenor, thrust. See MEANING.

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