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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) 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. (v. i.) 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.

3. (v. i.) To guess or conjecture.

4. (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).

5. (n.) 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.

6. (n.) The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.

7. (v. i.) Intention; purpose; design; scheme.

8. (v. i.) Conjecture; guess.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

am: In The Wisdom of Solomon 13:9. Lit. translation by the King James Version of Greek stochasasthai, which commonly means "to shoot at." This is Interpreted and explained by the Revised Version (British and American) as "explore," with a hint as to the nature of the process, and may be paraphrased: "If they be able to conjecture the mysteries of the universe."

795. astocheo -- to miss the mark
... to miss the mark. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: astocheo Phonetic Spelling:
(as-tokh-eh'-o) Short Definition: I miss the mark, miss my aim, make a false ...
// - 7k

84. adelos -- uncertainly
... Spelling: (ad-ay'-loce) Short Definition: out of sight, uncertainly Definition:
out of sight, obscurely, inconspicuously, uncertainly, without certain aim. ...
// - 6k

2443. hina -- in order that, that, so that
... so that. 2443 (a subordinating conjunction) -- (in order that), looking
to the aim (intended result) of the verbal idea. 2443 ("for ...
// - 7k

5056. telos -- an end, a toll
... telos Phonetic Spelling: (tel'-os) Short Definition: an end, purpose, tax Definition:
(a) an end, (b) event or issue, (c) the principal end, aim, purpose, (d ...
// - 7k

1394. dosis -- the act of giving, a gift
... 1394 (from 1325 , "give") -- gift, emphasizing the intention (aim) that motivates
the giving and the chain-reaction of giving-and-responding. ...
// - 6k

4648. skopeo -- to look at, contemplate
... consider, take heed, mark. From skopos; to take aim at (spy), ie (figuratively)
regard -- consider, take heed, look at (on), mark. Compare optanomai. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
7454. rea -- purpose, aim
... 7453, 7454. rea. 7455 . purpose, aim. Transliteration: rea Phonetic Spelling:
(ray'-ah) Short Definition: thought. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/7454.htm - 6k

1245. baqash -- to seek
... root Definition to seek NASB Word Usage aim (1), beg (1), begging (1), concerned
(1), consulted (1), demand (1), desire (1), eager (1), hold* (1), inquired (2 ...
/hebrew/1245.htm - 6k

5706. ad -- booty, prey
... Word Origin from adah Definition booty, prey NASB Word Usage prey (2). prey. The
same as ad in the sense of the aim of an attack; booty -- prey. see HEBREW ad. ...
/hebrew/5706.htm - 6k

4616. maan -- purpose, intent
... From anah; properly, heed, ie Purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as
a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that -- because of, to the end ...
/hebrew/4616.htm - 6k

4307. mattara -- a guard, ward, prison, target, mark
... mark, prison. Or mattarah {mat-taw-raw'}; from natar; a jail (as a guard-house);
also an aim (as being closely watched) -- mark, prison. see HEBREW natar. ...
/hebrew/4307.htm - 6k

3559. kun -- to be firm
... root Definition to be firm NASB Word Usage aim (1), appointed (1), carried (1),
certain (2), certainty (1), confirm (2), confirmed (1), consider (1), could (1 ...
/hebrew/3559.htm - 7k


Method and Aim of this Modernization
... METHOD AND AIM OF THIS MODERNIZATION. ... My aim has been to make Rolle's meaning clear
to the modern reader with as little alteration of Misyn's text as possible. ...
// fire of love/method and aim of this.htm

The one Thing to Aim At.
... II The Wooing Lover (John i. 1-18.) The One Thing to Aim At. And John keeps
driving in on the point in his mind: "that all might ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/the one thing to aim.htm

The Christian Aim and Motive.
... SERMONS. XII. THE CHRISTIAN AIM AND MOTIVE. Preached January 4, 1852.
THE CHRISTIAN AIM AND MOTIVE. "Be ye therefore perfect ...
/.../robertson/sermons preached at brighton/xii the christian aim and.htm

The Ministry in Galilee --Its Aim and Method
... Part II. The Ministry III The Ministry In Galilee"its Aim And Method. 125. ... The question
at Caesarea Philippi shows more fully the aim of his ministry. ...
/.../rhees/the life of jesus of nazareth/iii the ministry in galileeits.htm

Positive Element. --Teleological Aim of Miracles.
... Section 86. Positive Element."Teleological Aim of Miracles. Miracles, then, are
entirely different from results of the powers of nature intensified. ...
/.../section 86 positive element teleological aim.htm

Letter xix. --To Aim at Simplicity.
Simplicity. To Sister Marie-Anne-Th??r??se de Rosen. To aim at Simplicity. ...
/.../abandonment to divine providence/letter xix to aim at simplicity.htm

The Aim of the Orator, According to Cicero, is to Teach, to ...
... Book IV. Chapter 12."The Aim of the Orator, According to Cicero, is to Teach, to
Delight, and to Move. Of These, Teaching is the Most Essential. 27. ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 12 the aim of the.htm

In Every Style the Orator Should Aim at Perspicuity, Beauty, and ...
... Book IV. Chapter 26."In Every Style the Orator Should Aim at Perspicuity,
Beauty, and Persuasiveness. 55. Now in regard to the ...
/.../on christian doctrine in four books /chapter 26 in every style the.htm

Now we Declare that virginity is Man's "Fellow-Worker" and Helper ...
... II."Ascetic and Moral. Chapter V. Now we declare that Virginity is man's
"fellow-worker" and helper in achieving the aim of? ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/chapter v now we declare.htm

How Food Should be Taken with Regard to the Aim at Perfect ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter VIII. How food should be taken with regard to the aim
at perfect continence. And so it is a very true and most ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter viii how food should.htm

Aim (17 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) 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 ...
/a/aim.htm - 12k

Reph'aim (17 Occurrences)
Reph'aim. Rephaim, Reph'aim. Rephaims . Multi-Version Concordance
Reph'aim (17 Occurrences). Genesis 14:5 And in the ...
/r/reph'aim.htm - 11k

Epicureans (1 Occurrence)
... 17:18). This philosophy was a system of atheism, and taught men to seek
as their highest aim a pleasant and smooth life. They have ...
/e/epicureans.htm - 20k

Level (31 Occurrences)
... to lower. 17. (vt) To bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point
in taking aim; to aim; to direct. 18. (vt) Figuratively ...
/l/level.htm - 19k

Jeremy (2 Occurrences)
... jer'-e-mi, (Epistole Ieremiou): 1. Name 2. Canonicity and Position 3. Contents 4.
Original Language 5. Authorship, Date and Aim 6. Text and Versions LITERATURE ...
/j/jeremy.htm - 12k

Purpose (448 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or
accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure ...
/p/purpose.htm - 37k

Redeemer (42 Occurrences)
... Our aim must be to keep this essential significance in mind and at the same time
to provide for an increasing fullness and enlargement of human capacity and ...
/r/redeemer.htm - 45k

... conception of God. To comprehend the relation of the Deity to the world
has been the aim of all religious philosophy. While widely ...
/l/logos.htm - 38k

Bead (2 Occurrences)
... liquid. 6. (n.) A small knob of metal on a firearm, used for taking aim
(whence the expression to draw a bead, for, to take aim). 7 ...
/b/bead.htm - 8k

At (20085 Occurrences)
... Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time,
or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark ...
/a/at.htm - 9k

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Aim (17 Occurrences)

Matthew 6:33
But make His Kingdom and righteousness your chief aim, and then these things shall all be given you in addition.

Romans 11:36
For the universe owes its origin to Him, was created by Him, and has its aim and purpose in Him. To Him be the glory throughout the Ages! Amen.

Romans 14:19
Therefore let us aim at whatever makes for peace and mutual upbuilding of character.

Romans 15:20
yes, making it my aim to preach the Good News, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build on another's foundation.

1 Corinthians 3:8
Now in aim and purpose the planter and the waterer are one; and yet each will receive his own special reward, answering to his own special work.

1 Corinthians 7:34
There is also a difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world-how she may please her husband.
(See NIV)

1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,

1 Corinthians 14:1
Follow after love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
(See RSV)

2 Corinthians 5:9
Therefore also we make it our aim, whether at home or absent, to be well pleasing to him.

2 Corinthians 8:21
Having regard for honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
(See RSV)

2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Be perfected, be comforted, be of the same mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
(See NIV)

1 Timothy 6:11
But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
(See RSV)

2 Timothy 2:4
No soldier on duty entangles himself in the affairs of life, that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.
(See RSV)

2 Timothy 2:22
Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
(See RSV)

2 Timothy 3:10
But you have intimately known my teaching, life, aims, faith, patience, love, resignation,
(Root in WEY RSV)

Psalms 21:12
For you will make them turn their back, when you aim drawn bows at their face.

Psalms 64:3
who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,



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