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tar·get

 (tär′gĭt)
n.
1.
a. An object, such as a padded disk with a marked surface, that is shot at to test accuracy in rifle or archery practice.
b. Something aimed or fired at.
2. An object of criticism or verbal attack.
3. One to be influenced or changed by an action or event: Children were the target of the new advertising campaign.
4. A desired goal: achieved our target for quarterly sales.
5. A railroad signal that indicates the position of a switch by its color, position, and shape.
6. The sliding sight on a surveyor's leveling rod.
7. A small round shield.
8. A usually metal part in an x-ray tube on which a beam of electrons is focused and from which x-rays are emitted.
tr.v. tar·get·ed, tar·get·ing, tar·gets
1. To aim at or identify as a target: targeted the airport hangar.
2. To identify or treat as the object of action, criticism, or change: targeted the molecule for study; targeted teenagers with the ad campaign.
3. To design for or direct toward a specific object or audience: targeted the ad campaign toward seniors.
Idiom:
on target
Completely accurate, precise, or valid: observations that were right on target.

[Middle English, small targe, from Old French targuete, variant of targete, diminutive of targe, light shield, of Germanic origin.]

tar′get·a·ble (-gĭ-tə-bəl) adj.

target

(ˈtɑːɡɪt)
n
1. (Archery)
a. an object or area at which an archer or marksman aims, usually a round flat surface marked with concentric rings
b. (as modifier): target practice.
2.
a. any point or area aimed at; the object of an attack or a takeover bid
b. (as modifier): target area; target company.
3. a fixed goal or objective: the target for the appeal is £10 000.
4. a person or thing at which an action or remark is directed or the object of a person's feelings: a target for the teacher's sarcasm.
5. (Cookery) a joint of lamb consisting of the breast and neck
6. (Surveying) surveying a marker on which sights are taken, such as the sliding marker on a levelling staff
7. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (formerly) a small round shield
8. (General Physics) physics electronics
a. a substance, object, or system subjected to bombardment by electrons or other particles, or to irradiation
b. an electrode in a television camera tube whose surface, on which image information is stored, is scanned by the electron beam
9. (Electronics) electronics an object to be detected by the reflection of a radar or sonar signal, etc
10. on target on the correct course to meet a target or objective
vb (tr) , -gets, -geting or -geted
11. to make a target of
12. to direct or aim: to target benefits at those most in need.
[C14: from Old French targette a little shield, from Old French targe]
ˈtargetless adj

tar•get

(ˈtɑr gɪt)

n.
1. an object, usu. marked with concentric circles, to be aimed at in shooting practice or contests.
2. any object used for this purpose.
3. anything fired at.
4. a goal to be reached; aim.
5. an object of abuse, scorn, derision, etc.; butt.
6. targe.
adj.
7. being or indicating a target or goal.
v.t.
8. to use, set up, or designate as a target or goal.
9. to direct toward a target.
10. to make a target of, as for attack or abuse.
Idioms:
on target, accurate or correct; precisely right.
[1350–1400; Middle English (n.) < Middle French targuete, alter. of targete small shield. See targe, -et]
tar′get•a•ble, adj.

target

1. An area, complex, installation, force, equipment, capability, function, or behavior identified for possible action to support the commander's objectives, guidance, and intent. Targets fall into two general categories: planned and immediate.
2. In intelligence usage, a country, area, installation, agency, or person against which intelligence operations are directed.
3. An area designated and numbered for future firing.
4. In gunfire support usage, an impact burst that hits the target. Also called TGT. See also objective area.

target


Past participle: targeted
Gerund: targeting

Imperative
target
target
Present
I target
you target
he/she/it targets
we target
you target
they target
Preterite
I targeted
you targeted
he/she/it targeted
we targeted
you targeted
they targeted
Present Continuous
I am targeting
you are targeting
he/she/it is targeting
we are targeting
you are targeting
they are targeting
Present Perfect
I have targeted
you have targeted
he/she/it has targeted
we have targeted
you have targeted
they have targeted
Past Continuous
I was targeting
you were targeting
he/she/it was targeting
we were targeting
you were targeting
they were targeting
Past Perfect
I had targeted
you had targeted
he/she/it had targeted
we had targeted
you had targeted
they had targeted
Future
I will target
you will target
he/she/it will target
we will target
you will target
they will target
Future Perfect
I will have targeted
you will have targeted
he/she/it will have targeted
we will have targeted
you will have targeted
they will have targeted
Future Continuous
I will be targeting
you will be targeting
he/she/it will be targeting
we will be targeting
you will be targeting
they will be targeting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been targeting
you have been targeting
he/she/it has been targeting
we have been targeting
you have been targeting
they have been targeting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been targeting
you will have been targeting
he/she/it will have been targeting
we will have been targeting
you will have been targeting
they will have been targeting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been targeting
you had been targeting
he/she/it had been targeting
we had been targeting
you had been targeting
they had been targeting
Conditional
I would target
you would target
he/she/it would target
we would target
you would target
they would target
Past Conditional
I would have targeted
you would have targeted
he/she/it would have targeted
we would have targeted
you would have targeted
they would have targeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.target - a reference point to shoot attarget - a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
point of reference, reference point, reference - an indicator that orients you generally; "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
clout - a target used in archery
drogue - a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane
bull's eye, bull - the center of a target
2.target - a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influencetarget - 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"
victim - an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
3.target - the location of the target that is to be hit
ground zero - the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile)
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
4.target - sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
clay pigeon - target used in skeet or trapshooting
sports equipment - equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
5.target - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)target - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
grail - the object of any prolonged endeavor
business - an immediate objective; "gossip was the main business of the evening"
point - the object of an activity; "what is the point of discussing it?"
thing - a special objective; "the thing is to stay in bounds"
Verb1.target - 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"
address - direct a question at someone
aim, take aim, train, direct, take - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
home in, range in, zero in - direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids

target

noun
1. mark, goal, bull's-eye We threw knives at targets.
2. goal, aim, objective, end, mark, object, intention, ambition, Holy Grail (informal) school leavers who fail to reach their targets
3. victim, butt, prey, quarry, scapegoat In the past they have been the targets of racist abuse.
verb
1. attack, aim at, pick out, single out, fire at The terrorists targeted military bases.
2. choose, select, single out, earmark, fix on The company has targeted adults as its primary customers.
on target
3. accurate, precise, spot on (informal), on the mark He was dead on target when he took the penalty.
4. on schedule, on time, on course, on track We were still right on target for our deadline.
target something at something or someone aim at, focus on, direct at, intend for, level at, position for marketing activities targeted at export markets

target

noun
1. One that is fired at, attacked, or abused:
2. What one intends to do or achieve:
Idioms: end in view, why and wherefore.
verb
1. To make a target of:
2. To have in mind as a goal or purpose:
Regional: mind.
Translations
هَدَفغايَه أو غَرَض
terčcíl
målgenstand
kilpikohdemaalimaalitaulutähdätä
meta
célpont
skotmarkskotskífaskotspónn
標的
표적
taikinys
mērķisobjekts
tarča
meta
mål
เป้าหมาย
hedefboy hedefi
mục tiêu

target

[ˈtɑːgɪt]
A. N
1. (Sport) → blanco m, diana f (Mil) → objetivo m
he missed the targetno dio en el blanco or la diana
they deliberately attacked civilian targetsatacaron objetivos civiles deliberadamente
an easy target (lit, fig) → un blanco fácil
a fixed targetun blanco fijo
a moving targetun blanco móvil
the shot was off target (Ftbl, Hockey, etc) → el tiro iba desviado a gol
the bombs were way off targetlas bombas cayeron muy lejos del objetivo
the shot was on target (Ftbl, Hockey, etc) → el tiro iba directo a gol
a soft target (lit, fig) → un blanco fácil
2. (= person on receiving end) [of criticism, remark] → blanco m; [of advertising] → objetivo m
he has been the target of criticism over his handling of the affairha sido el blanco de las críticas por su manejo del asunto
this made him a prime target for blackmailesto le convirtió en un blanco perfecto para el chantaje
3. (= objective) → objetivo m, meta f
production targets for 1980los objetivos or las metas de producción para 1980
the project is on target for completionel proyecto lleva camino de terminarse dentro del plazo previsto
to set a target for sthfijar un objetivo para algo
to set o.s. a targetfijarse un objetivo
B. VT
1. (Mil) [+ positions, installations] → fijar como objetivo
2. (= select, single out) cigarette companies seem to be targeting children intentionallylas tabacaleras parecen estar dirigiendo su publicidad a los niños deliberadamente
a mugger who targeted elderly womenun atracador que asaltaba en particular a ancianas
to target sth/sb for sth the government will target high earners for tax increasesel gobierno hará recaer la subida de los impuestos particularmente sobre aquellos con sueldos elevados
the factory is targeted for closurese propone cerrar la fábrica
3. (fig) (= aim)
to target sth at sb/sth products targeted at childrenproductos dirigidos a los niños
programs targeted at reducing infant deathsprogramas que tienen como objetivo reducir el número de muertes infantiles
to target aid at the people who need itconcentrar la ayuda en las personas que la necesitan
C. CPD target area N (Mil) → zona f objetivo
target audience Npúblico m objetivo
target date Nfecha f límite
target group Ngrupo m objetivo, grupo m destinatario
target language Nlengua f de destino
target market Nmercado m objetivo
target practice Ntiro m al blanco, prácticas fpl de tiro
target price Nprecio m indicativo
target weight Npeso m ideal

target

[ˈtɑːrgɪt]
n
(= object of attack) → cible f
to miss one's target [person, missile] → rater sa cible
The missiles missed their target → Les missiles ont raté leur cible.
to be the target of sth → être la cible de qch
Her proposal has been the target of much criticism → Sa proposition a été la cible de nombreuses critiques.
(in shooting practice)cible f
(= objective) → objectif m
to be on target [project, figures] → être en ligne avec les objectifs
The latest sales figures are on target → Les derniers chiffres de vente sont en ligne avec les objectifs.
modif
[audience, date, figure, language, weight] → cible f
[customers] → ciblé(e)
vt
(for attack, criticism)prendre pour cible
[+ customers, market] → ciblertarget area n (MILITARY)zone f d'objectiftarget group ngroupe m cibletarget market nmarché m cibletarget practice nexercices mpl de tir (à la cible)

target

n
(= person, object, Mil) → Ziel nt; (Sport: = board) → Ziel- or Schießscheibe f; (fig, of joke, criticism etc) → Zielscheibe f; he was a target for racial abuseer war Zielscheibe rassistischer Pöbeleien; she was the target of a violent attacksie war das Ziel eines brutalen Angriffs or Überfalls; his shot was off/on target (Mil) → sein Schuss ist danebengegangen/hat getroffen; (Ftbl etc) → sein Schuss war ungenau/sehr genau; the bombs were on/off targetdie Bomben haben getroffen/sind daneben niedergegangen; Apollo III is on target for the moonApollo III ist auf direktem Kurs zum Mond; they were at least 12 km off targetsie hatten das Ziel um mindestens 12 km verfehlt
(= objective, goal)Ziel nt; (in production) → (Plan)soll nt; production targetProduktionssoll nt no pl; production is above/on/below targetdas Produktionssoll ist überschritten/erfüllt/nicht erfüllt; the government met its target for reducing unemploymentdie Regierung hat mit der Abnahme der Arbeitslosigkeit ihren Plan erfüllt; he set a target for spendinger setzte eine Höchstgrenze für die Ausgaben fest; we set ourselves the target of £10,000wir haben uns £ 10.000 zum Ziel gesetzt; to be on targetauf Kurs sein; the project is on target for completiondas Projekt ist auf dem besten Weg, planmäßig fertig zu werden; we’re on target for £10,000alles läuft nach Plan, um auf £ 10.000 zu kommen; to stay on targetden Kurs halten; to be behind targethinter dem Soll zurückliegen
vtsich (dat)zum Ziel setzen; group, audienceals Zielgruppe haben, abzielen auf (+acc); area, resourcesabzielen auf (+acc); to target 500 tons per day500 Tonnen pro Tag anspielen

target

:
targetable
adj (Mil) warhead etcaufs Ziel einstellbar or programmierbar
target area
nZielbereich m, → Zielgebiet nt
target cost
nRichtkosten pl, → Plankosten pl
target date
target drive
n (Comput) → Ziellaufwerk nt
target figure
nRichtsumme f, → Plansumme f; we have a target of 100,000 visitorswir haben uns (dat)100.000 Besucher zum Ziel gesetzt
target file
n (Comput) → Zieldatei f
target group
nZielgruppe f
target language
nZielsprache f
target market
nZielmarkt m
target practice
n (Mil) → Zielschießen nt

target

[ˈtɑːgɪt] n (gen, objective) → obiettivo (Mil, Archery) → bersaglio (fig) → obiettivo, bersaglio
she has been the target of criticism → è stata fatta oggetto or bersaglio di critiche
the targets for production in 1990 → gli obiettivi della produzione per il 1990
to be on target (project) → essere nei tempi (di lavorazione)

target

(ˈtaːgit) noun
1. a marked board or other object aimed at in shooting practice, competitions etc with a rifle, bow and arrow etc. His shots hit the target every time.
2. any object at which shots, bombs etc are directed. Their target was the royal palace.
3. a person, thing etc against which unfriendly comment or behaviour is directed. the target of criticism.

target

هَدَف terč mål Zielscheibe στόχος objetivo maalitaulu cible meta obiettivo 標的 표적 doel mål cel alvo мишень mål เป้าหมาย hedef mục tiêu 目标

tar·get

1. n. [area] blanco;
2. objectivo de una investigación;
3. célula “en diana” u órgano afectado por un agente definido (droga u hormona).
___ impact theoryteoría del impacto;
___ cellcélula diana o dianocito.

target

n diana, blanco; — organ órgano blanco or diana; vt dirigirse a, atacar; (to focus on) centrarse en, enfocarse en; to target cancer cells..dirigirse a (atacar) las células cancerosas...to target older male smokers..centrarse (enfocarse) en los hombres fumadores mayores
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Cutter went out behind the hardware store, put up a target, practised for an hour or so, and then went home.
So she would lie and sob out her grief upon his shoulder, while he gazed at her, as helpless as a wounded animal, the target of unseen enemies.
They remained a few minutes on that highest point of land in Europe, a target for all the telescopes, and were then seen to begin descent.
He was Tom's patient target when Tom wanted to do some snowballing, but the target couldn't fire back.
Walters fell to "showing off," with all sorts of official bustlings and activities, giving orders, de- livering judgments, discharging directions here, there, everywhere that he could find a target.
The day,'' said Waldemar, ``is not yet very far spent let the archer's shoot a few rounds at the target, and the prize be adjudged.
But the worst of it was that with the course I now held we turned our broadside instead of our stern to the HISPANIOLA and offered a target like a barn door.
My meaning, is, that churchmen in peace and quiet pray to Heaven for the welfare of the world, but we soldiers and knights carry into effect what they pray for, defending it with the might of our arms and the edge of our swords, not under shelter but in the open air, a target for the intolerable rays of the sun in summer and the piercing frosts of winter.
It shall be as you say," retorted the Forester angrily, "your head for your sauciness that you hit not my target.
The fact that it is difficult to aim anything but imprecations accurately by moonlight, that they were upset by the sudden and unexpected manner of my advent, and that I was a rather rapidly moving target saved me from the various deadly projectiles of the enemy and permitted me to reach the shadows of the surrounding peaks before an orderly pursuit could be organized.
All that his eyes required was a single glance to show him his target.
Morcerf entered, and in place of the usual target, he saw some playing-cards fixed against the wall.