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Definitions of target

  1. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the location of the target that is to be hit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. A thin cut; a slice; specif., of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A tassel or pendent; also, a shred; tatter. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A small shield; a mark set up for shooting; an object of criticism, remark, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. In the ophthalmometer, the same as mire. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. A small buckler or shield: a mark to fire at. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. A small round shield; mark to shoot at. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. A mark to be shot at. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A small shield; buckler. targe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A shield or buckler of a small kind; a mark to fire at. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. A shield or buckler of a small kind; a shieldlike object set up as a mark for practice for rifle-shooting, or for artillery. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. ( 1 Samuel 17:6 , A.V., after the LXX. and Vulg.), a kind of small shield. The margin has "gorget," a piece of armour for the throat. The Revised Version more correctly renders the Hebrew word (kidon) by "javelin." The same Hebrew word is used in Joshua 8:18 (A.V., "spear;" RSV, "javelin"); Job 39:23 (A.V., "shield;" RSV, "javelin"); 41:29 (A.V., "spear;" RSV, "javelin"). biblestudytools.com
  24. A goal for an activity; as, the target of this year's fundraising drive is 2 million dollars. dictgcide_fs
  25. A metallic object toward which a beam of electrons is aimed in a tube designed to generate X-rays; when the electrons strike the target, the impact causes emission of X-rays. dictgcide_fs
  26. Any object toward which a beam of photons, a laser beam, an electron beam, or a beam of atomic or subatomic particles is aimed. dictgcide_fs
  27. A person who is the subject of criticism or ridicule. dictgcide_fs
  28. tär'get, n. a small buckler or shield: a mark to fire at for practice or competition: any object of desire or ambition: the frame holding railway-signals: (her.) a bearing representing a buckler: (Scot.) a pendant, tassel--also TARGE.--adj. TAR'GETED, provided with a shield.--ns. TARGETEER', TARGETIER', one armed with a shield, a peltast. [A.S. targe; Old High Ger. zarga, a frame, wall; Fr. targe is of Teut. origin.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Circular stuffed pad with concentric circles painted on surface as mark in archery; similar usu. rectangular mark for rifles or pistols; (fig.) person, thing, serving as mark for (scorn &c.); circular railway signal e.g. at a switch; neck& breast of lamb as joint; (also targe archaic) shield, buckler, esp. small round one, whence targeted a.; t.-card (coloured like t., for keeping archer\'s score); t. ship, old ship used as t. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. n. [French, Anglo-Saxon] A kind of small shield or buckler ;-a mark for marksmen to fire at in their practice. Cabinet Dictionary

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