|Origin:||aesmer, from Latin aestimare; ESTIMATE2|
aim2 S2 W2
to try or intend to achieve something
aim to do something
We aim to finish by Friday.
(be) aimed at doing something
an initiative aimed at reducing road accidents
We're aiming for a big improvement.
to say or do something that is intended for a particular person or group of people:
a program that's aimed at teenagers
The criticism wasn't aimed at you.
3 [intransitive and transitive]DS
to choose the place, person etc that you want to hit or reach and point a weapon or another object towards them:
Denver aimed his gun but did not shoot.
The pilot was aiming for the runway but came down in a nearby field.