Meaning of “aim” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /eɪm/
Extra Examples
the ultimate aimIt is our aim to root out corruption.The aim is to improve the public image of the police.The aim of this activity is firstly to have fun, and secondly to keep fit.Our aim is to create a fairer, more inclusive society.

B1 [ C ] the purpose of doing something, and what you hope to achieve:

The aim of the film was to make people laugh.
[ + of + doing sth ] He went to Paris with the aim of improving his French.
sb's aim

someone's ability to hit an object by throwing something or shooting at something

take aim

to point a weapon towards someone or something

(Definition of “aim noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)