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aim sb. (3 meaning doubtful; some interpret ‘let me have space or scope’)
1. mark, butt Meas. I. iii. 5, R3 IV. iv. 90 “To be the aim of every dangerous shot,” H8 V. iii. 118; “gave aim to,” was the object of Gent. V. iv. 101 “her that gave aim to all thy oaths.”
2. conjecture, guess Cæs. I. ii. 162 “What you would work me to, I have some aim.”
3. “give aim,” to guide (a person) in his aim by informing him of the result of a preceding shot; fig. to help Tit. V. iii. 149 “give me aim awhile” *.
4. “cry aim,” to encourage archers by crying ‘Aim!’ when they were about to shoot, (hence) to applaud John II. i. 196.
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