Pronunciation: (ām),[key] —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 for a particular effect or purpose: to aim a satire at snobbery.
—v.i. 1. to point or direct a gun, punch, etc., toward: He aimed at the target but missed it. 2. to strive; try (usually fol. by to or at): We aim to please. They aim at saving something every month. 3. to intend: She aims to go tomorrow. 4. to direct efforts, as toward an object: The satire aimed at modern greed. 5. Obs.to estimate; guess.
—n. 1. the act of aiming or directing anything at or toward a particular point or target.
2. the direction in which a weapon or missile is pointed; the line of sighting: within the cannon's aim. 3. the point intended to be hit; thing or person aimed at: to miss one's aim. 4. something intended or desired to be attained by one's efforts; purpose: whatever his aim in life may be. 5. Obs.conjecture; guess.
6. take aim, to sight a target: to take aim and fire.
Pronunciation: (ām),[key] —n. American Indian Movement.