US: /ˈeɪm/
UK: /ˈe‍ɪm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

aim /eim/
  • danh từ
    • sự nhắm, sự nhắm
      • to take aim: nhắm, nhắm, nhắm bắn
    • đích (để nhắm bắn)
    • mục đích, mục tiêu, ý định
      • to miss one's aim: bắn trật đích; không đạt mục đích
      • to attain one's aim: đạt mục đích
  • ngoại động từ
    • nhắm, nhắm, chĩa
      • to aim one's gun at the enemy: chĩa súng vào quân thù, nhắm bắn quân thù
      • this measure was aimed at him: biện pháp đó là để nhắm chống lại hắn, biện pháp đó chống vào hắn
    • giáng, nện, ném
      • to aim a stone at somebody: ném một cục đá vào ai
      • to aim a blow at somebody: giáng cho ai một quả đấm
    • hướng vào, tập trung vào, xoáy vào
      • to aim one's efforts at something: hướng mọi cố gắng vào việc gì
  • nội động từ
    • nhắm, nhắm
      • to aim at somebody: nhắm vào ai; nhắm bắn ai
    • nhắm mục đích, có ý định, ngấp nghé, mong mỏi
      • to aim higher: nhắm một cái gì cao hơn, mong mỏi cái gì cao hơn
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) định, cố gắng

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C] the purpose of doing sth; what sb is trying to achieve: the aims of the lesson + She went to London with the aim of finding a job. + Our main aim is to increase sales in Europe. + Bob's one aim in life is to earn a lot of money. + Teamwork is required in order to achieve these aims. + She set out the company's aims and objectives in her speech.
2 [U] the action or skill of pointing a weapon at sb/sth: Her aim was good and she hit the lion with her first shot. + The gunman took aim (= pointed his weapon) and fired.
Idioms: take aim at sb/sth (AmE) to direct your criticism at sb/sth
+ verb
1 ~ (at doing sth)
~ (at / for sth) to try or plan to achieve sth: [V] The government is aiming at a 50% reduction in unemployment. + They're aiming at training everybody by the end of the year. + We should aim for a bigger share of the market. + He has always aimed high (= tried to achieve a lot). + [V to inf] They are aiming to reduce unemployment by 50%. + We aim to be there around six.
2 [VN] (be aimed at) to have sth as an aim: These measures are aimed at preventing violent crime.
3 ~ (sth) (at sb/sth)
~ (for sb/sth) to point or direct a weapon, a shot, a kick, etc. at sb/sth: [V] I was aiming at the tree but hit the car by mistake. + Aim for the middle of the target. + [VN] The gun was aimed at her head.
4 [VN] [usually passive] ~ sth at sb to say or do sth that is intended to influence or affect a particular person or group: The book is aimed at very young children. + My criticism wasn't aimed at you.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 direct, point, focus, train, level:
The guns of the fort are aimed at the narrow pass.
2 aim at. focus on, have designs on, aspire to, plan for or on, set one's sights on, seek, strive for, try for, wish, want:
Edward aimed at absolute dominion over that kingdom.
3 seek, intend, plan:
I aim to retire at fifty, if not before.
4 direction, pointing, focus, focusing or focussing, sighting:
His aim is so bad that he can't hit the side of a barn with a shotgun.
5 purpose, goal, ambition, desire, aspiration, object, end, objective, target, intent, intention, plan:
It was never her aim in life to be rich. The aim of the book is set forth in the Foreword.

Collocation dictionary

1 purpose/goal


broad, general, overall | basic, central, essential, fundamental | chief, first, key, main, major, primary, prime, principal, overriding | sole
His sole aim in life is to enjoy himself.
| clear, explicit
It is important to have a clear aim in view.
| ambitious | high, worthy
Simple truth must be the highest aim of any real enquiry.
| limited, modest | legitimate | common
I want to see a strong and united country in which people work together with common aims.
| underlying
Although the report covers many areas, its underlying aim is to ensure that another accident never happens.
| immediate, initial | original | eventual, ultimate
His ultimate aim was to force the prime minister to resign.
| long-term, short-term | avowed, declared, express/expressed, stated
The express aim of the treaty is to keep the whole region free from nuclear weapons.
| war | policy/political, strategic


have | set youself | achieve, fulfil
You will have to work hard to achieve your aim.
| further, pursue
They were intent on furthering their aims. The country is still pursuing its aim of joining the EU.


with the ~ of
She started the organization with the aim of helping local people.


aims and objectives
What are the aims and objectives of this visit?

2 pointing weapon, etc.


I'll take more careful aim next time.
| poor
His aim was poor and he missed the target.




~ at
He took aim at the target and fired.

Concise English dictionary

+an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
+the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
+the action of directing something at an object
+the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
+aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
+propose or intend
+move into a desired direction of discourse
+specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
+intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
+direct (a remark) toward an intended goal
+have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal