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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [wel eym]
    • /wɛl eɪm/
    • /wel eɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel eym]
    • /wɛl eɪm/

Definitions of well-aimed word

  • verb with object well-aimed to position or direct (a firearm, ball, arrow, rocket, etc.) so that, on firing or release, the discharged projectile will hit a target or travel along a certain path. 1
  • verb with object well-aimed to intend or direct for a particular effect or purpose: to aim a satire at snobbery. 1
  • verb without object well-aimed to point or direct a gun, punch, etc., toward: He aimed at the target but missed it. 1
  • verb without object well-aimed to strive; try (usually followed by to or at): We aim to please. They aim at saving something every month. 1
  • verb without object well-aimed to intend: She aims to go tomorrow. 1
  • verb without object well-aimed to direct efforts, as toward an object: The satire aimed at modern greed. 1

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Origin of well-aimed

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; late Middle English aimen < Anglo-French a(e)smer, eimer, Old French aesmer < Vulgar Latin *adaestimāre, equivalent to Latin ad- ad- + aestimāre (see estimate); replacing Middle English amen < Old French (dial.) amer < Latin aestimāre

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Parts of speech for Well-aimed


well-aimed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

Synonyms for well-aimed

adv well-aimed

  • bullseye — the circular spot, usually black or outlined in black, at the center of a target marked with concentric circles and used in target practice.

adverb well-aimed

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