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Definition of 'target'


  1. a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: prey quarry fair game
  3. the location of the target that is to be hit
       Synonyms: target area
  4. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: aim object objective


  1. 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"
       Synonyms: aim place direct point

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