1. To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot
with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target.
2. To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;
followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well.
Aim'st thou at princes?
3. To guess or conjecture. [Obs.] Shak.
(Aim), v. t. To direct or point, as a weapon, at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or
a proceeding, at, to, or against an object; as, to aim a musket or an arrow, the fist or a blow (at something); to
aim a satire or a reflection
(Aim), n. [Cf. OF. esme estimation, fr. esmer. See Aim, v. i.]
1. The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended
to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a
particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.
Each at the head leveled his deadly aim.
2. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.
To be the aim of every dangerous shot.
3. Intention; purpose; design; scheme.
How oft ambitious aims are crossed!
4. Conjecture; guess. [Obs.]
What you would work me to, I have some aim. To cry aim (Archery), to encourage. [Obs.] Shak.
Syn. End; object; scope; drift; design; purpose; intention; scheme; tendency; aspiration.
(Aim"er) n. One who aims, directs, or points.
(Aim"less), a. Without aim or purpose; as, an aimless life. Aim"less*ly, adv. Aim"less*ness,
(Ai"no) n. [Said to be the native name for man.] One of a peculiar race inhabiting Yesso, the
Kooril Islands etc., in the northern part of the empire of Japan, by some supposed to have been the
progenitors of the Japanese. The Ainos are stout and short, with hairy bodies.
(Ain't) A contraction for are not and am not; also used for is not. [Colloq. or illiterate speech].