Commentary: A non-physical goal; an anticipated outcome that guides a person's actions. Usually refers to a sentence- or a verb-clause.
My aim is to have the report finished by tomorrow.
My aim is that I'll finish the report tomorrow.
It was created with the conscious aim of meeting immediate needs.
Even a person with good aims can do harm.
John made no secret of his personal aim: to get the high score on Pac Man.
The aim of chess is to checkmate the opposing king.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1 2
Commentary: The physical thing or location that an object is heading towards. Can also be the general direction of movement.
When I set out on my trip, my original aim was Seattle.
Captain, set our aim for the west.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4
Commentary: AIM[+event] The act of pointing or directing an object at something.
He took aim and fired.
I saw that the gun's aim was directed at my head.
Your aim is a little off.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Commentary: The ability to aim something. A quality that a person has. Does not refer to any instance of aiming.
John always had terrible aim.
Three years in the army has given me good aim.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: -
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)