Hypertext Webster Gateway: "aimed"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Aim \Aim\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aimed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Aiming}.] [OE. amen, aimen, eimen, to guess at, to estimate,
to aim, OF. esmer, asmer, fr. L. aestimare to estimate; or
perh. fr. OF. aesmer; ? (L. ad) + esmer. See {Estimate}.]
1. To point or direct a missile weapon, or a weapon which
propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the
intent of hitting it; as, to aim at a fox, or at a target.

2. To direct the indention or purpose; to attempt the
accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;
-- followed by at, or by an infinitive; as, to aim at
distinction; to aim to do well.

Aim'st thou at princes? --Pope.

3. To guess or conjecture. [Obs.] --Shak.

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