[ US /ˈtɑɹɡət, ˈtɝɡət/ ]
[ UK /tˈɑːɡɪt/ ]
  1. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    criticism directed at her superior
    He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
  1. the location of the target that is to be hit
  2. a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    everyone was fair game
    the target of a manhunt
    he fell prey to muggers
  3. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    the sole object of her trip was to see her children
  4. a reference point to shoot at
    his arrow hit the mark
  5. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
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How To Use target In A Sentence

  • Background-position: background image in the canvas element in the targeted space, designated the upper left corner of the image relative to the level of canvas and vertical spacing interval .
  • They surely know they are going to be targets for abuse, so why do they do it?
  • Sjogren's syndrome "targets and destroys over time the exocrine glands responsible for tear production and saliva -- and is characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes," said Dr. Michael Belmont, an associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at NYU Langone Medical Center and medical director for Hospital for Joint Diseases. Why Sjogren's syndrome caused Williams to quit U.S. open
  • We now read that men are to be targeted with a range of pink summer wearables by the high-street fashion chains 'cashing in' on the growing phenomenon of ' metrosexuality.
  • Our company has targeted career women as our primary customers.
  • Although nationally distributed boxes do not change fronts often, the regional ones do, making them a prime target for collectors.
  • These antibodies, called autoantibodies, target a person's own molecules and tissues. PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
  • The stores, usually located in suburban shopping centers, target middle-class consumers with brand-name clothing, accessories and furniture.
  • Every so often a rabbit would make a desperate, lung-bursting bid for freedom, only to provide an easy target for the twelve-bores.
  • Although tensions existed between the army and the group, the president defused them by playing the politics of tribalism and regionalism, often targeting northerners as the source of the nation's problems.
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