target

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[TarĀ·get]

A target is something to shoot at, either real or figurative. If you're an archer, you're aiming for the bull's eye on the target. If you're selling cars for a living, then you likely have a sales target you need to hit.

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A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.

Noun
sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

Noun
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

Noun
a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"

Noun
the location of the target that is to be hit

Noun
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"

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Verb
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"


n.
A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.

n.
A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.

n.
The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target.

n.
The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.

n.
A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.


Target

Tar"get , n. [OF. targette, dim. of OF. & F. targe, of Teutonic origin; cf. AS. targe, OD. targie, G. zarge a frame, case, border, OHG. zarga, Icel. targa shield.] 1. A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war. 2. (a) A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile. (b) The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target. 3. (Surveying) The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff. 4. (Railroad) A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.

Targeted

Tar"get*ed , a. Furnished, armed, or protected, with a target.

A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.

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Usage Examples

Google is in an amazing position to be the target of tons of lawsuits that will set precedent for many important things for us on the Internet.

That's the new way - with computers, computers, computers. That's the way we can have the cell survive and get some new information in high resolution. We started about five years ago and, today, I think we have reached the target.

Traditional horizontal search engines cannot always identify the target audience, niche or vertical industry of a page or site. Vertical search engines address this issue by the nature of their design. They identify sites according to more specific criteria and sometimes even by human input.

From my experience, politicians are much more uncomfortable being made fun of than they are being preached at and screeched at - you know, and the soapbox routine. They're much more uneasy knowing they're a target of ridicule.

A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up.

My name became known because I was, one might say accidentally the target of state repression and because so many people throughout the country and other parts of the world organized around the demand for my freedom.

I forget what the relevant American rate is, but I can tell you that our goal is to have a combined federal-provincial corporate tax rate of no more than 25 percent. We're on target to do that by 2012. We will have significantly - by a significant margin the lowest corporate tax rates in the G-7, and that's our - our government's objective.

For target shooting, that's okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments.

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Other Usage Examples

Even people that I agree with can do something that would be a target for a bit of humor.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.

Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.

In places where marriage's core meaning has been altered through legal action, officials are beginning to target for punishment those believers and churches that refuse to adapt.

Just recently I was in Target with my mom shopping, and out of the blue, I see this father and his two daughters and he says, 'Can they get a picture with you?' And I'm thinking to myself, 'Am I the one millionth customer or something?'

I was in three academic clubs, a huge book worm and the teacher's pet. I was kind of an easy target for bullies.

Once you have a lot of success, you become a target in many ways.

The Cox Report documents a systematic, well-planned effort by the Chinese military at the highest levels to target and acquire technology for military modernization.

It's never acceptable to target civilians. It violates the Geneva Accords, it violates the international law of war and it violates all principles of morality.

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