Synonyms for aiming

Grammar : Verb
Spell : eym
Phonetic Transcription : eɪm

Top 10 synonyms for aiming Other synonyms for the word aiming

Définition of aiming

Origin :
  • early 14c., "target;" late 14c., "guess;" from aim (v.). Meaning "action of aiming" is from early 15c. (to take aim, originally make aim); that of "thing intended, purpose" is from 1620s.
  • verb point or direct at a goal
Example sentences :
  • Were I a man, she should suppose I was aiming to carry the county—Popularity!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • They really ought to fire a few rounds--after a week of aiming and snapping.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • For to throw a tomato at the son of Lawyer Gamely was aiming very high.
  • Extract from : « Pee-wee Harris » by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • They were aiming at some one in the water between us and them.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He was aiming at the glowing crack where the green light was issuing.
  • Extract from : « Two Thousand Miles Below » by Charles Willard Diffin
  • Poe raised his gun, and aiming surely at the chief, pulled trigger.
  • Extract from : « Chronicles of Border Warfare » by Alexander Scott Withers
  • Who knows but we may be aiming at the greater, and fail of attaining the lesser?
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • As usual the Jerries were not aiming to close with the Yanks.
  • Extract from : « A Yankee Flier Over Berlin » by Al Avery
  • You seem to be aiming at me as directly as a small boy aims his snowball.
  • Extract from : « The Gorgeous Girl » by Nalbro Bartley
  • “I was aiming in a general eastern direction,” Rathburn replied in a drawl.
  • Extract from : « The Coyote » by James Roberts

Antonyms for aiming

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