1 a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark" [syn: mark]
2 a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt" [syn: prey, quarry, fair game]
3 the location of the target that is to be hit [syn: target area]
4 sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at [syn: butt]
5 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] 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" [syn: aim, place, direct, point]
EtymologyDiminutive of targe.
- A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the
accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.
- Take careful aim at the target.
- A goal or objective.
- They have a target to finish the project by November.
- A kind of small
shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
- 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, Act II, Scene IV,
- These four came all afront, and mainly thrust at me. I made me no more ado but took all their seven points in my target, thus.
- 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, Act II, Scene IV, line 200,
- armor obsolete A
shield resembling the Roman scutum. In modern usage, a
smaller variety of shield is usually implied by this term.
- 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons,
- The target or buckler was carried by the heavy armed foot, it answered to the scutum of the Romans; its form was sometimes that of a rectangular parallelogram, but more commonly had it's bottom rounded off; it was generally convex, being curved in it's breadth.
- 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 22,
- The pattern or
arrangement of a
series of hits made by a
marksman on a butt or
- He made a good target.
- The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
- A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
- the number of runs that the side batting last needs to score in the final innings in order to win
- The tenor of a metaphor.
kind of small shield (1)
- Finnish: kilpi
shield resembling the Roman scutum (2)
butt or mark to shoot at (3)
- To aim something (especially a weapon) at a target.
to aim something (especially a weapon) at a target
Target may refer to:
- Bullseye (target)
- Target Corporation, a U.S. mass merchandise retailer
- Target (Australia), an Australian mass merchandise store retailer
- Gui-Jean-Baptiste Target (1733–1807), French lawyer
- Target, Allier, a community of the Allier department in France
- Target (1952 film), starring Tim Holt
- Target (1985 film), starring Gene Hackman
- Target (1995 film), directed by Sandip Ray
- Target (2004 film), starring Stephen Baldwin
- Target (magazine), an Indian children's magazine (1980–1995)
- Target (TV series), a 1970s detective series
- Target (New Zealand TV series), a consumer affairs program
- Target, a spoof version of Taggart
- "Target" (song), a 2006 single from Embrace
- Target (word puzzle)
- TARGET (Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer system), an interbank payment system
- TARGET, an anti-female genital mutilation organization, founded with the influence of Rüdiger Nehberg
Target may also refer to:
- TARGET 3001!, the registered trademark of a computer-aided design software for printed circuit board
- Target: 2006, an eleven issue story arc from the Transformers Marvel UK comic book series
- Target Books, a British publishing imprint
- Target market, the market segment to which a particular product is marketed
- Biological target, an enzyme or other protein (for pharmacologically active compounds)
- SCSI target, the storage-device side endpoint of a SCSI session
- The Target, a 2002 Hoobastank EP
- "The Target" (The Wire episode), the pilot episode of the HBO series
- Target and the Targeteers, a trio of superhero characters
- In computing, a directory into which other files are moved, or the new name of a file that is renamed
- A web page to which another web page is redirected
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