"aims" in the noun sense
1. purpose, intent, intention, aim, design
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
"his intent was to provide a new translation"
"good intentions are not enough"
"it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"
"he made no secret of his designs"
2. aim, object, objective, target
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
the action of directing something at an object
"he took aim and fired"
4. bearing, heading, aim
the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
"aims" in the verb sense
1. aim, take, train, take aim, direct
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
"Please don't aim at your little brother!"
"He trained his gun on the burglar"
"Don't train your camera on the women"
"Take a swipe at one's opponent"
2. aim, purpose, purport, propose
propose or intend
"I aim to arrive at noon"
3. drive, get, aim
move into a desired direction of discourse
"What are you driving at?"
4. calculate, aim, direct
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
5. target, aim, place, direct, point
intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"
"criticism directed at her superior"
"direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
"She wanted to aim a pun"
7. draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for
have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
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