Notebook, 1993-



Estimate . . . . Intent, Purpose . . . . Objective . . . . Direct, Point, Aspire . . . . Intend, Guess, Conjecture . . . . To, Toward. . . . Point, Mark, Target, Goal . . .

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Aim vb [ME, fr. MF aesmer & esmer; MF aesmer, fr. OF, fr. a- [fr. L ad-] + esmer to estimate, fr. L aestimare] vi [14c] 1: to direct a course; specif: to point a weapon at an object 2: Aspire, Intend [ __s to reform the government] - vt 1 obs: Guess, Conjecture 2 a: point b: to direct to or toward a specified object or goal [a program __ed at reducing pollution]

2 Aim n 1 obs: Mark, Target 2a: the pointing of a weapon at a mark b: the ability to hit a traget c: a weaponÍs accuracy or effectiveness 3obs a: Conjecture guess b: the directing of effort toward a goal 4: a clearly directed intent or purpose -syn see Intention

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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