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Definition of "target" []

  • An object, such as a padded disk with a marked surface, that is shot at to test accuracy in rifle or archery practice. (noun)
  • An object, such as a padded disk with a marked surface, that is shot at to test accuracy in rifle or archery practice. (noun)
  • Something aimed or fired at. (noun)
  • An object of criticism or attack. (noun)
  • Something aimed or fired at. (noun)
  • One to be influenced or changed by an action or event. (noun)
  • An object of criticism or attack. (noun)
  • A desired goal. (noun)
  • One to be influenced or changed by an action or event. (noun)
  • A desired goal. (noun)
  • An object or area at which an archer or marksman aims, usually a round flat surface marked with concentric rings (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Any point or area aimed at; the object of an attack or a takeover bid (noun)
  • A fixed goal or objective (noun)
  • A person or thing at which an action or remark is directed or the object of a person's feelings (noun)
  • A joint of lamb consisting of the breast and neck (noun)
  • A marker on which sights are taken, such as the sliding marker on a levelling staff (noun)
  • (formerly) a small round shield (noun)
  • A substance, object, or system subjected to bombardment by electrons or other particles, or to irradiation (noun)
  • An electrode in a television camera tube whose surface, on which image information is stored, is scanned by the electron beam (noun)
  • An object to be detected by the reflection of a radar or sonar signal, etc (noun)
  • To make a target of (verb)
  • To direct or aim (verb)

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Use "target" in a sentence
  • "The rifleman who attains proficiency _focuses his eye on the target while aiming_, but he glances at one sight and then the other to see that they are aligned properly, then back at the target, and at the instant of discharge _his eye is on the target_."
  • "The following shows it being run on the target: target$./drone1"
  • "The rifleman who attains proficiency _focuses his eye on the target while aiming_, but he glances at one sight and then the other to see that they are aligned properly, then back at the target, and at the instant of discharge _his eye is on the target_."
  • "The following shows it being run on the target: target$./drone1"
  • "; MsgBox, f_class = \% f_class\% ` n target = \% target\% ` n 1 = \% f_Edit1Pos\% ` n 2 = \% f_Edit2Pos\% ` n \% lst\%"
  • "; MsgBox, f_class = \% f_class\% ` n target = \% target\% ` n 1 = \% f_Edit1Pos\% ` n 2 = \% f_Edit2Pos\% ` n \% lst\%"