Definitions for: Target

[n] sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
[n] the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
[n] a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
[n] the location of the target that is to be hit
[n] a person who is the victim of ridicule or exploitation by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Tar"get, n.
1. A thin cut; a slice; specif., of lamb, a piece consisting
of the neck and breast joints. [Eng.]

2. A tassel or pendent; also, a shred; tatter. [Obs. Scot.]

Tar"get, n. [OF. targette, dim. of OF. & F. targe, of
Teutonic origin; cf. AS. targe, OD. targie, G. zarge a frame,
case, border, OHG. zarga, Icel. targa shield.]
1. A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive
weapon in war.

(a) A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to
test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a
(b) The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by
a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good

3. (Surveying) The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling

4. (Railroad) A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever
to show its position, or for use as a signal.

Synonyms: aim, aim, butt, direct, fair game, mark, object, objective, place, point, prey, quarry, target area

See Also: address, bull, bull's eye, business, clay pigeon, clout, drogue, end, goal, home in, place, point, point of reference, range in, reference, reference point, sporting goods, sports equipment, spot, take, take aim, thing, topographic point, train, victim, zero in

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