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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 project is to help patients to be more independent.[/ex]
2) [singular] your ability to hit something when you throw, kick, or shoot something at it
My aim isn't very good.[/ex]
take aim (at) — to point a gun at something before you shoot[/ex]
II
verb
aim */*/*/[eɪm]
1) [I] to intend or hope to achieve something
Most of the students were aiming for jobs in television.[/ex]
The project aims to provide support for young musicians.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to point something such as a gun at a person or thing that you want to hit
He was aiming at the tree but he missed.[/ex]
I looked up to see Betty aiming a gun at me.[/ex]
3) [T]be aimed at sb to be intended to be read, watched, or used by people of a particular type
The book is aimed at people with no specialized knowledge.[/ex]
4) [T]be aimed at doing sth to have the goal of achieving a particular thing
an energy programme that is aimed at reducing our dependence on fossil fuels[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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