1. a reference point to shoot at;
- Example: "his arrow hit the mark"
[syn: target, mark]
2. a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence;
- Example: "he fell prey to muggers"
- Example: "everyone was fair game"
- Example: "the target of a manhunt"
[syn: prey, quarry, target, fair game]
3. the location of the target that is to be hit;
[syn: target, target area]
4. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at;
[syn: target, butt]
5. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable);
- Example: "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
[syn: aim, object, objective, target]
1. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;
- Example: "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"
- Example: "criticism directed at her superior"
- Example: "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
[syn: target, aim, place, direct, point]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. (Surveying) The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff. [1913 Webster] 4. (Railroad) A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal. [1913 Webster] 5. A thin cut; a slice; specif., of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints. [Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 6. A tassel or pendent; also, a shred; tatter. [Obs. Scot.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 7. A goal for an activity; as, the target of this year's fundraising drive is 2 million dollars. [PJC] 8. A metallic object toward which a beam of electrons is aimed in a tube designed to generate X-rays; when the electrons strike the target, the impact causes emission of X-rays. [PJC] 9. Any object toward which a beam of photons, a laser beam, an electron beam, or a beam of atomic or subatomic particles is aimed. [PJC] 10. A person who is the subject of criticism or ridicule. [PJC]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
SCSI target target
A SCSI device that executes a command from a SCSI initiator to perform some task. Typically the target is a SCSI peripheral device but the host adapter can also be a target. (1999-02-10)Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Target (1 Sam. 17:6, A.V., after the LXX. and Vulg.), a kind of small shield. The margin has "gorget," a piece of armour for the throat. The Revised Version more correctly renders the Hebrew word (kidon) by "javelin." The same Hebrew word is used in Josh. 8:18 (A.V., "spear;" R.V., "javelin"); Job 39:23 (A.V., "shield;" R.V., "javelin"); 41:29 (A.V., "spear;" R.V., "javelin").Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
77 Moby Thesaurus words for "target": aim, alpha decay, atom-chipping, atom-smashing, atomic disintegration, atomic reaction, atomization, beta decay, bombardment, breeding, bullet, butt, by-end, by-purpose, byword, byword of reproach, chain reaction, cleavage, derision, destination, disintegration series, dissociation, dupe, duty, end, end in view, exchange reaction, fair game, fall guy, figure of fun, final cause, fission, fission reaction, fool, function, game, gamma decay, gazingstock, goal, goat, ionization, jest, jestingstock, joke, laughingstock, mark, mockery, monkey, neutron reaction, nonreversible reaction, nuclear fission, nucleization, object, object in mind, objective, photodisintegration, prey, proton gun, proton reaction, purpose, pursuit, quarry, quintain, reason for being, reversible reaction, scapegoat, sitting duck, splitting the atom, stimulation, stock, teleology, thermonuclear reaction, toy, ultimate aim, use, victim, whipping boy