Definition of "targeted" []

  • An object or area at which an archer or marksman aims, usually a round flat surface marked with concentric rings (noun)
  • (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)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of target. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "targeted" in a sentence
  • "The term targeted, they may have been targeted as people who may have had a couple of bucks, where someone targeted them to steal money from them possibly."
  • "It also came out that she was one of the 20 candidates "targeted" for removal by Sarah Palin, the term targeted being literal as Palin had a campaign map with bull's eyes over the targeted districts and then cross hairs over the actual candidates pictures; her campaign's later assertion on the Tammy Bruce show Monday, January 10, 2011 that these were "surveyor" symbols and that the graphic was "farmed out" and they didn't see them as "crosshairs" is so disingenuous coming from a campaign of a woman who shoots wolves from a plane using a what?... rifle, is simply beyond the pale."
  • "Read More Beijing Aims Jab at U.S. Via Yuan China's New Lenders of Last Resort Small Companies Teeter as Beijing Tightens Lending Analysts say the new policy represents what they call "targeted easing," intended to focus on specific areas where companies are under stress without the government loosening overall monetary policy."
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