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 for aim
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Command \Com*mand"\, n.
     1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an
        injunction.
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              Awaiting what command their mighty chief
              Had to impose.                        --Milton.
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     2. The possession or exercise of authority.
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              Command and force may often create, but can never
              cure, an aversion.                    --Locke.
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     3. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the
        forces under his command.
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     4. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of
        position; scope of vision; survey.
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              The steepy stand
              Which overlooks the vale with wide command.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     5. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to
        have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has
        command of the bridge.
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              He assumed an absolute command over his readers.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Each at the head leveled his deadly aim. --Milton.
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     2. The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be
        attained or affected.
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              To be the aim of every dangerous shot. --Shak.
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     3. Intention; purpose; design; scheme.
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              How oft ambitious aims are crossed!   --Pope.
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     4. Conjecture; guess. [Obs.]
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              What you would work me to, I have some aim. --Shak.
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     To cry aim (Archery), to encourage. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Syn: End; object; scope; drift; design; purpose; intention;
          scheme; tendency; aspiration.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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              Aim'st thou at princes?               --Pope.
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     3. To guess or conjecture. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  aim
      n 1: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your
           planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new
           translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was
           created with the conscious aim of answering immediate
           needs"; "he made no secret of his designs" [syn: purpose,
           intent, intention, aim, design]
      2: the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be
         attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her
         children" [syn: aim, object, objective, target]
      3: the action of directing something at an object; "he took aim
         and fired"
      4: the direction or path along which something moves or along
         which it lies [syn: bearing, heading, aim]
      v 1: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as
           photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your
           little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar";
           "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at
           one's opponent" [syn: aim, take, train, take aim,
           direct]
      2: propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon" [syn: aim,
         purpose, purport, propose]
      3: move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you
         driving at?" [syn: drive, get, aim]
      4: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a
         certain public [syn: calculate, aim, direct]
      5: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed
         his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed
         at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not
         towards yourself" [syn: target, aim, place, direct,
         point]
      6: direct (a remark) toward an intended goal; "She wanted to aim
         a pun"
      7: have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal [syn: draw a bead
         on, aspire, aim, shoot for]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  184 Moby Thesaurus words for "aim":
     address, affectation, aim at, ambition, angle, animus, aspiration,
     aspire, aspire after, aspire to, atmosphere, attempt, aura,
     azimuth, be after, be determined, bear, bearing, bend, bent, butt,
     by-end, by-purpose, cast, character, choose, complacency,
     concentrate, contemplate, counsel, course, covet, crave, current,
     descant, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, destination,
     destine, determination, determine, diapason, direct, direction,
     direction line, directionize, dispose, drift, drive at, effect,
     end, end in view, endeavor, essay, expect, feel, feeling,
     final cause, fix, fix on, fixed purpose, focus, function, game, go,
     go for, goal, harbor a design, have every intention, have in view,
     head, heading, helmsmanship, hold a heading, hold on, idea, idol,
     inclination, incline, intend, intendment, intent, intention, labor,
     lay, lead, level, level at, lie, line, line of direction,
     line of march, loftiness, lugs, mannerism, mark, mean, meaning,
     measure, melodia, melody, mind, mood, motive, navigation, nisus,
     object, object in mind, objective, orientation, ostentation, pant,
     piloting, plan, point, point at, point to, present,
     pretentiousness, prey, project, property, proposal, propose,
     prospectus, purport, purpose, pursuit, quality, quarry, quarter,
     quintain, range, reason for being, resolution, resolve, run, sake,
     seek, self-importance, semblance, set, show, sight on, steer,
     steerage, steering, strain, strive, striving, struggle, study,
     sweat, sweat blood, take aim, target, teleology, tend, tend to go,
     tendency, tenor, think, track, train, train upon, trend, try, tune,
     turn, turn upon, ultimate aim, urge, vainglory, vanity, verge,
     view, want, warble, way, will, wish, yearn for
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  AIM
         Association of Imaging Manufacturers (org.)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

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

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  AIM
         Advanced Invar Mask (Display, ViewSonic)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  AIM
         Alternate Input Method (OS/2)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

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

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

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

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  AIM
         Automatic Interface Management (Brother)
         

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  AIM, n.  The task we set our wishes to.
  
      "Cheer up!  Have you no aim in life?"
          She tenderly inquired.
      "An aim?  Well, no, I haven't, wife;
          The fact is -- I have fired."
                                                                    G.J.
  

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