The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, or object, 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. (noun)
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. (verb)
Examples of word aim
Without the power to do anything, sensitivity becomes our main aim, the aim is not so much to do anything, as to be judged.
The library's main aim is to educate and inspire disenfranchised children who have seen arts education cut from their school curricula, said library and foundation president Valerie Ervin.
The judge decided that the Hungarian Guard's main aim is to spread fear among Gypsies.
But I'm not sure I'd recommend it for someone whose main aim is to get from point A to point B with most of their limbs intact.
The other main aim is to look how we can increase the use of the system by citizens.
You could have the ‘generally lazy but remarkably unhelpful’ instead of the ‘bored but capable’ as one of the essential non police staff whose main aim is to reinforce all the urgent and important things from the world where messages ‘really’ matter and the foundations of empire building are well on the way to approval by the forces that do stuff.
I have seen war up close and personal, when 1 side will not talk and whose main aim is to destroy the other sides country then the side who has been attacked for many months without a military response IMHO has every right to defend itself.
One main aim is to discover the elusive Higgs Boson, the so-called "God Particle," which will, presumably, unfold the secrets of the universe and allow us to know the "mind of God" as some hyper-enthusiastic scientists aver.