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  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. 




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