• 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
  • Conjecture; guess.
  • Initialism of {{w}} AIM; AOL Instant Messenger.


  • To point or direct a missile, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it
  • 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
  • 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
  • To direct (something verbal) towards a certain person, thing, or group
  • To guess or conjecture.


  • From Middle English amen, aimen, eimen, borrowed from Old French esmer, aesmer, asmer, from Latin ad- plus aestimare, the compound perhaps being originally formed in Medieval Latin (adaestimare), perhaps in Old French.

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