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     n 1: 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" [syn: purpose,
           intent, intention, design]
     2: the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to
        be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see
        her children" [syn: object, objective, target]
     3: the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim
        and fired"
     4: the direction or path along which something moves or along
        which it lies [syn: bearing, heading]
     v 1: aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as
          photographic equipment; "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" [syn: take, train, take aim, direct]
     2: propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon" [syn: purpose,
         purport, propose]
     3: move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you
        driving at?" [syn: drive, get]
     4: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a
        certain public [syn: calculate, direct]
     5: 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" [syn: target, place, direct,
     6: direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to
        aim a pun"
     7: have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal [syn: aspire, {shoot