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Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
B. R. Ambedkar

Meaning of "aim" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AIM

Via Old French aesmer from Latin aestimāre to estimate.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AIM

aim  [eɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AIM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Aim is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb aim in English.

WHAT DOES AIM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of aim in the English dictionary

The first definition of aim in the dictionary is to point or direct at a particular person or object; level. Other definition of aim is to direct at a person, object, etc. Aim is also to propose or intend.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AIM

PRESENT

Present
I aim
you aim
he/she/it aims
we aim
you aim
they aim
Present continuous
I am aiming
you are aiming
he/she/it is aiming
we are aiming
you are aiming
they are aiming
Present perfect
I have aimed
you have aimed
he/she/it has aimed
we have aimed
you have aimed
they have aimed
Present perfect continuous
I have been aiming
you have been aiming
he/she/it has been aiming
we have been aiming
you have been aiming
they have been aiming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I aimed
you aimed
he/she/it aimed
we aimed
you aimed
they aimed
Past continuous
I was aiming
you were aiming
he/she/it was aiming
we were aiming
you were aiming
they were aiming
Past perfect
I had aimed
you had aimed
he/she/it had aimed
we had aimed
you had aimed
they had aimed
Past perfect continuous
I had been aiming
you had been aiming
he/she/it had been aiming
we had been aiming
you had been aiming
they had been aiming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will aim
you will aim
he/she/it will aim
we will aim
you will aim
they will aim
Future continuous
I will be aiming
you will be aiming
he/she/it will be aiming
we will be aiming
you will be aiming
they will be aiming
Future perfect
I will have aimed
you will have aimed
he/she/it will have aimed
we will have aimed
you will have aimed
they will have aimed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been aiming
you will have been aiming
he/she/it will have been aiming
we will have been aiming
you will have been aiming
they will have been aiming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would aim
you would aim
he/she/it would aim
we would aim
you would aim
they would aim
Conditional continuous
I would be aiming
you would be aiming
he/she/it would be aiming
we would be aiming
you would be aiming
they would be aiming
Conditional perfect
I would have aim
you would have aim
he/she/it would have aim
we would have aim
you would have aim
they would have aim
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been aiming
you would have been aiming
he/she/it would have been aiming
we would have been aiming
you would have been aiming
they would have been aiming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you aim
we let´s aim
you aim
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to aim
Past participle
aimed
Present Participle
aiming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AIM

ailourophilic
ailourophobe
ailourophobia
ailourophobic
ailurophile
ailurophilia
ailurophilic
ailurophobe
ailurophobia
ailurophobic
aimer
aimful
aimfully
aimless
aimlessly
aimlessness
ain
ain´t
aine
ainee

WORDS THAT END LIKE AIM

Anaheim
claim
denim
dim
fashion victim
hakim
him
im
Jim
maxim
mim
Muslim
nim
proclaim
rim
sim
slim
swim
trim
victim

Synonyms and antonyms of aim in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AIM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «aim» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of aim

Translation of «aim» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AIM

Find out the translation of aim to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of aim from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «aim» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

目的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

objetivo
570 millions of speakers

English

aim
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उद्देश्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

هَدَف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

цель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

objetivo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লক্ষ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

but
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Matlamat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ziel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

目的
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

겨냥하기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tujuane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mục đích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நோக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उद्देश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

amaç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

obiettivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cel
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мета
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scop
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στόχος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

doel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

syfte (n)
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mål
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of aim

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AIM»

The term «aim» is very widely used and occupies the 4.272 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of aim
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «aim».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AIM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «aim» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «aim» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about aim

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «AIM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word aim.
1
Brandon Adams
Aim higher. Stay focused.
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Bryan Adams
Social media is a giant distraction to the ultimate aim, which is honing your craft as a songwriter. There are people who are exceptional at it, however, and if you can do both things, then that's fantastic, but if you are a writer, the time is better spent on a clever lyric than a clever tweet.
3
Josef Albers
The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the most relative means of artistic expression, that we never really perceive what color is physically.
4
Christiane Amanpour
In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy who thinks it's okay to aim his gun at a child.
5
B. R. Ambedkar
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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Thomas Aquinas
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
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John Berger
A boycott is directed against a policy and the institutions which support that policy either actively or tacitly. Its aim is not to reject, but to bring about change.
8
Brad Bird
Look, I think if you talk down to a kid or aim specifically at a kid, most kids aren't gonna like it, really, because most kids can feel when you are being patronizing.
9
Paul Biya
We now need to look beyond our immediate future and aim higher and farther.
10
David Brin
Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy... in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction, which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AIM»

Discover the use of aim in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to aim and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pursuing the Triple Aim: Seven Innovators Show the Way to ...
This book shows what health care looks like that delivers on our urgent social need for success on the Triple Aim: better care, better health, and lower cost through improvement."—Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, former president and CEO, IHI ...
Maureen Bisognano, Charles Kenney, 2012
2
The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory
This classic work in the philosophy of physical science is an incisive and readable account of the scientific method.
Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem, 1991
3
Deadly Aim (Angel Delaney Mysteries Book #1)
Is Angel next? "Angel Delaney is a character with real staying power. The story will keep you flipping pages as you get caught up, not only in the police procedural, but also Angel's personal life. Can't wait for the next installment!
Patricia H. Rushford, 2004
4
A.I.M.: The Powerful 10-Step Personal and Career Success Program
It happened because I put those principles into action with the help and guidance of a coach like Jim Carlisle. I hope as you read this book that you will appreciate how A.I.M. changed my life - and how it could help you change yours.
Jim Carlisle, Alex Gill, 2010
5
Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools ...
This book helps bridge the divide that separates urban students from their birthright of a high-quality education.
Yvette Jackson, Veronica McDermott, 2012
6
Dead Aim
The problem is, Alex doesn’t want to be kept safe by Judd, whose checkered past has made him the target of an unseen assassin who dogs his every step. From the Hardcover edition.
Iris Johansen, 2003
7
All Ya Gotta Do Is Aim
"For any golfer, 'All ya gotta do is aim' seems simple enough.
Bob Putt, 2012
8
Desiderius Erasmus Concerning the Aim and Method of Education
Originally published in 1904, this book discusses the fundamental importance of education and theories of education within the works of Erasmus.
William Harrison Woodward, 2013
9
Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat
"Ready, Fire, Aim is vintage Michael Masterson. Every sentence in the book is on the mark —stuff you can use right now, today, to accelerate your climb to the top of the financial ladder.
Michael Masterson, 2008
10
I Used To Miss Him...But My Aim Is Improving: Not Your ...
I Used to Miss Him... is full of smart tips, sarcastic stories and hilarious ways to heal after a breakup. This book provides the sort of genuine advice you'd get from your best friend, but with a "rip his head off" attitude.
Alison James, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AIM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term aim is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nurse, Draisaitl aim to be full-time Oilers this season
Defenseman Darnell Nurse and center Leon Draisaitl are looking to build on their brief NHL stints in 2014-15 and parlay their experience into ... «NHL.com, Jul 15»
2
The Royals should aim for Johnny Cueto and total victory
The Kansas City Royals are going to win the AL Central. There, I said it. It might seem a little soon, but let's reflect on where they are now, what ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
3
New, Simple 'Buy' Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers
SAN FRANCISCO — Denise Chapman, a director at a San Diego advertising agency, is afraid to count how many hours of each day she ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Nintendo to aim for a “free-to-start” mobile gaming model
By announcing its plans to start a presence on mobile, Nintendo has practically sealed its fate in that part of the market. But, as with many ... «SlashGear, Jul 15»
5
USA's soccer moms aim for one final effort before returning to family …
USA's soccer moms aim for one final effort before returning to family life. Christie Rampone, Amy Rodriguez and Shannon Boxx have been held ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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New Tax Proposal Takes Aim at Soda
New Tax Proposal Takes Aim at Soda. Updated: 36 mins ago. If you've needed a reason to cut back on soft drinks, you may soon have a new ... «WKRG, Jul 15»
7
Aim-listed companies leaving junior index hits three year high
The Alternative Investment Market (Aim) shrank by 27 companies in 2012 but even more left the index this year. Last year the market grew by ... «City A.M., Jul 15»
8
Starc, Hazelwood take aim at England
Anyone curious about how Mitchell Starc handles pressure, attention and expectation need only remember what happened three months ago, ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
9
Army MAXFAS Exoskeleton Arm Enables More Proficient Soldiers …
What's important here is that even after trainees had the exoskeleton removed, their aim was still improved. It's as if MAXFAS trained their ... «Hot Hardware, Jul 15»
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Local tech firm lists on AIM stock exchange
Local social media company MySQUAR launched on the AIM sub-market of the London Stock Exchange on July 1, after raising £1.67 million ... «Myanmar Times, Jul 15»

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