how to pronounce aim


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aim is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of aim in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… woman whereas the Apollo missions aim to …”

meanings of aim


  1. 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, such as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.
  2. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.
  3. The ability of someone to aim straight; one's faculty for being able to hit a physical target.
  4. Initialism of America Online. AIM; AOL Instant Messenger.
  5. Conjecture; guess.
  6. Intention or goal.


  1. To direct (something verbal) towards a certain person, thing, or group.
  2. To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;—followed by at, or by an infinitive.
  3. To guess or conjecture.
  4. To point or direct a missile, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it.
  5. To direct or point (e.g. a weapon), at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object.


  1. Initialism of AOL Instant Messenger.
  2. Initialism of Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere - a NASA spacecraft.
  3. Initialism of Asteroid Impact Mission.

aim frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word aim occurs in english on average 21.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics aim can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that aim can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to aim


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