To direct (a weapon) toward an intended target. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group: The publicity campaign was aimed at improving the eating habits of children. To direct a weapon: a gunner aiming carefully. To determine a course or direct an effort: aim for a better education. To propose to do something; intend: The historical society is aiming to restore the town hall. The act of aiming. Skill at hitting a target: The shooter's aim was perfect. The line of fire of an aimed weapon. The degree of accuracy of a weapon. A purpose or intention toward which one's efforts are directed. Obsolete A target; a mark. Obsolete A conjecture; a guess.