an object, usually marked with concentric circles, to be aimed at in shooting practice or contests.
any object used for this purpose.
anything fired at.
a goal to be reached.
an object of abuse, scorn, derision, etc.; butt.
Fencing. the portion of a fencer’s body where a touch can be scored.
a disk-shaped signal, as at a railroad switch, indicating the position of a switch.
the sliding sight on a leveling rod.
any marker on which sights are taken.
a small shield, usually round, carried by a foot soldier; buckler.
that is or may be a target or goal:
The target group consisted of college graduates who earned more than $50,000 a year.
verb (used with object)
to use, set up, or designate as a target or goal.
to direct toward a target:
The new warheads can be targeted with great precision.
to make a target of (an object, person, city, etc.) for attack or bombardment.
target (in) on, to establish or use as a target or goal:
The club is targeting on September for the move to larger quarters.
properly aimed or on the right course toward a target.
accurate, correct, or valid:
Their description of the event was on target.
filling or meeting a requirement or expectations:
The amount of supplies we took was right on target.
an object or area at which an archer or marksman aims, usually a round flat surface marked with concentric rings
(as modifier): target practice
any point or area aimed at; the object of an attack or a takeover bid
(as modifier): target area, target company
a fixed goal or objective: the target for the appeal is £10 000
a person or thing at which an action or remark is directed or the object of a person’s feelings: a target for the teacher’s sarcasm
a joint of lamb consisting of the breast and neck
(surveying) a marker on which sights are taken, such as the sliding marker on a levelling staff
(formerly) a small round shield
a substance, object, or system subjected to bombardment by electrons or other particles, or to irradiation
an electrode in a television camera tube whose surface, on which image information is stored, is scanned by the electron beam
(electronics) an object to be detected by the reflection of a radar or sonar signal, etc
on target, on the correct course to meet a target or objective
verb (transitive) -gets, -geting, -geted
to make a target of
to direct or aim: to target benefits at those most in need
target tar·get (tär’gĭt)
One to be influenced or changed by an action or event.
A desired goal.
A usually metal part in an x-ray tube on which a beam of electrons is focused and from which x-rays are emitted.
A target organ.
(1 Sam. 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 Josh. 8:18 (A.V., “spear;” R.V., “javelin”); Job 39:23 (A.V., “shield;” R.V., “javelin”); 41:29 (A.V., “spear;” R.V., “javelin”).
- Target audience
noun the intended group for which something is performed or marketed; the specific group to which advertising is directed Examples The target audience for the book is from young adults upward.
- Target cell
target cell n. A red blood cell having a dark center surrounded by a light band that is itself encircled by a darker ring, and occurring in certain anemias and after splenectomy. A cell selectively affected by a particular agent, such as a virus, drug, or hormone.
noun 1. the date set or aimed at for the commencement, fulfillment, or completion of some effort: The target date for the book is next May.
noun 1. an object, usually marked with concentric circles, to be aimed at in shooting practice or contests. 2. any object used for this purpose. 3. anything fired at. 4. a goal to be reached. 5. an object of abuse, scorn, derision, etc.; butt. 6. Fencing. the portion of a fencer’s body where a touch […]