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Aiming Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Aim \Aim\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Aimed; p. pr. & vb. n. Aiming.] [OE. amen, aimen, eimen, to guess at, to estimate, to aim, OF. esmer, asmer, fr. L. aestimare to estimate; or perh. fr. OF. aesmer; ? (L. ad) + esmer. See Estimate.]
  1. To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target.
  2. To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor; -- followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at distinction; to aim to do well. Aim'st thou at princes? --Pope.
  3. To guess or conjecture. [Obs.] --Shak.

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  • Aiming point: In field artillery , the accuracy of indirect fire depends on the use of aiming points. In air force terminology the aiming point (or ...
  • Aiming station: An aiming station is a term used to describe something used to designate targets for other systems, usually missiles. An example is a tank ...
  • Instinctive aiming: Instinctive aiming is a technique used by trained archers and marksmen to improve general accuracy when using a bow, firearm, or other ...
  • Aiming for Your Head: Aiming for Your Head is an album by New Zealand band, Betchadupa released in 2004. The track "Aiming for Your Head" was the theme song of ...
  • Aiming At Your Heart: "Aiming At Your Heart" is a song by The Circuit featuring Shara Nelson released as a single in 1983 on On-U Sound Records . Track listing ...

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* Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far. - Euripides

* It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. - Arnold J. Toynbee

* I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent. - Wendy Cope

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