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  14  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ulterior  \Ul*te"ri*or\,  a.  [L.,  comp.  of  ultra,  ultro,  beyond, 
  on  the  other  side  properly  cases  of  an  old  adjective,  formed 
  with  a  comparative  suffix,  which  is  akin  to  OL  uls  beyond, 
  L.  olim  formerly,  hereafter,  orig.,  at  that  time,  ille  that 
  OL  olle,  ollus  Cf  {Outrage}.] 
  1.  Situated  beyond,  or  on  the  farther  side  thither;  -- 
  correlative  with  hither. 
 
  2.  Further;  remoter;  more  distant;  succeeding;  as  ulterior 
  demands  or  propositions;  ulterior  views;  what  ulterior 
  measures  will  be  adopted  is  uncertain. 
 
  {Ulterior  object}  or  {aim},  an  object  or  aim  beyond  that 
  which  is  avowed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aim  \Aim\,  v.  t. 
  To  direct  or  point,  as  a  weapon,  at  a  particular  object;  to 
  direct,  as  a  missile,  an  act  or  a  proceeding,  at  to  or 
  against  an  object;  as  to  aim  a  musket  or  an  arrow,  the  fist 
  or  a  blow  (at  something);  to  aim  a  satire  or  a  reflection  (at 
  some  person  or  vice). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aim  \Aim\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  esme  estimation,  fr  esmer.  See  {Aim},  v. 
  i.] 
  1.  The  pointing  of  a  weapon,  as  a  gun,  a  dart,  or  an  arrow, 
  in  the  line  of  direction  with  the  object  intended  to  be 
  struck;  the  line  of  fire;  the  direction  of  anything  as  a 
  spear,  a  blow,  a  discourse,  a  remark,  towards  a  particular 
  point  or  object,  with  a  view  to  strike  or  affect  it 
 
  Each  at  the  head  leveled  his  deadly  aim  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  point  intended  to  be  hit,  or  object  intended  to  be 
  attained  or  affected. 
 
  To  be  the  aim  of  every  dangerous  shot.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Intention;  purpose;  design;  scheme. 
 
  How  oft  ambitious  aims  are  crossed!  --Pope. 
 
  4.  Conjecture;  guess.  [Obs.] 
 
  What  you  would  work  me  to  I  have  some  aim  --Shak. 
 
  {To  cry  aim}  (Archery),  to  encourage.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  End  object;  scope;  drift;  design;  purpose;  intention; 
  scheme;  tendency;  aspiration. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Command  \Com*mand"\,  n. 
  1.  An  authoritative  order  requiring  obedience;  a  mandate;  an 
  injunction. 
 
  Awaiting  what  command  their  mighty  chief  Had  to 
  impose.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  possession  or  exercise  of  authority. 
 
  Command  and  force  may  often  create,  but  can  never 
  cure,  an  aversion.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  Authority;  power  or  right  of  control;  leadership;  as  the 
  forces  under  his  command. 
 
  4.  Power  to  dominate,  command,  or  overlook  by  means  of 
  position;  scope  of  vision;  survey. 
 
  The  steepy  stand  Which  overlooks  the  vale  with  wide 
  command.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  Control;  power  over  something  sway;  influence;  as  to 
  have  command  over  one's  temper  or  voice;  the  fort  has 
  command  of  the  bridge. 
 
  He  assumed  an  absolute  command  over  his  readers. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  A  body  of  troops,  or  any  naval  or  military  force  or  post 
  or  the  whole  territory  under  the  authority  or  control  of  a 
  particular  officer. 
 
  {Word  of  command}  (Mil.),  a  word  or  phrase  of  definite  and 
  established  meaning,  used  in  directing  the  movements  of 
  soldiers;  as  {aim};  {fire};  {shoulder  arms},  etc 
 
  Syn:  Control;  sway;  power;  authority;  rule  dominion; 
  sovereignty;  mandate;  order  injunction;  charge;  behest. 
  See  {Direction}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aim 
  n  1:  an  anticipated  outcome  that  is  intended  or  guides  your 
  planned  actions;  "his  intent  was  to  provide  a  new 
  translation";  "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}, 
  {point}] 
  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 
  for}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AIM 
  Advanced  Invar  Mask  (Display,  ViewSonic) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AIM 
  AOL  Instant  Messenger  [protocol]  (AOL) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AIM 
  Alternate  Input  Method  (OS/2) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AIM 
  Apple,  IBM,  Motorola  [consortium]  (Apple,  IBM,  Motorola,  org.) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AIM 
  Association  of  Imaging  Manufacturers  (org.) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AIM 
  ATM  /  Ascend  Inverse  Multiplexing  [protocol]  (ATM) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AIM 
  Automatic  Interface  Management  (Brother) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  AIM  n.  The  task  we  set  our  wishes  to 
 
  "Cheer  up!  Have  you  no  aim  in  life?" 
  She  tenderly  inquired. 
  "An  aim?  Well  no  I  haven't,  wife; 
  The  fact  is  --  I  have  fired." 
  G.J. 
 
 




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