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Command \Com*mand"\, n.
     1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction. [1913 Webster]

              Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose.                        --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. The possession or exercise of authority.
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              Command and force may often create, but can never cure, an aversion.                    --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     3. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command. [1913 Webster]

     4. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey. [1913 Webster]

              The steepy stand
              Which overlooks the vale with wide command.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     5. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge. [1913 Webster]

              He assumed an absolute command over his readers.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     6. A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer. [1913 Webster]

     {Word of command} (Mil.), a word or phrase of definite and established meaning, used in directing the movements of soldiers; as, {aim}; {fire}; {shoulder arms}, etc.

     Syn: Control; sway; power; authority; rule; dominion; sovereignty; mandate; order; injunction; charge; behest. See {Direction}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Aim \Aim\, v. t.
     To direct or point, as a weapon, at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object; as, to aim a musket or an arrow, the fist or a blow (at something); to aim a satire or a reflection (at some person or vice). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Aim \Aim\, n. [Cf. OF. esme estimation, fr. esmer. See {Aim}, v. i.]
     1. The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it. [1913 Webster]

              Each at the head leveled his deadly aim. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected. [1913 Webster]

              To be the aim of every dangerous shot. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. Intention; purpose; design; scheme.
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              How oft ambitious aims are crossed!   --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     4. Conjecture; guess. [Obs.]
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              What you would work me to, I have some aim. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {To cry aim} (Archery), to encourage. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: End; object; scope; drift; design; purpose; intention; scheme; tendency; aspiration. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              Aim'st thou at princes?               --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     3. To guess or conjecture. [Obs.] --Shak.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

AIM
         Apple, IBM, Motorola [consortium] (Apple, IBM, Motorola, org.)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

AIM
         Association of Imaging Manufacturers (org.)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

AIM
         Advanced Invar Mask (Display, ViewSonic)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

AIM
         Alternate Input Method (OS/2)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

AIM
         AOL Instant Messenger [protocol] (AOL, IM)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

AIM
         ATM / Ascend Inverse Multiplexing [protocol] (ATM)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

AIM
         Automatic Interface Management (Brother)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

184 Moby Thesaurus words for "aim":
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