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Definitions of target

  1. the goal intended to be attained ( and which is believed to be attainable); " the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
  2. 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"
  3. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
  4. a person who is the victim of ridicule or exploitation by some hostile person or influence; " he fell prey to muggers"; " everyone was fair game"
  5. a reference point to shoot at; " his arrow hit the mark"
  6. the location of the target that is to be hit
  7. 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"
  8. A thin cut; a slice; specif., of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints.
  9. A tassel or pendent; also, a shred; tatter.
  10. A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
  11. A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.
  12. The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target.
  13. The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
  14. A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
  15. A small shield; a mark set up for shooting; an object of criticism, remark, etc.
  16. In the ophthalmometer, the same as mire.
  17. A small buckler or shield: a mark to fire at.
  18. A small round shield; mark to shoot at.
  19. A mark to be shot at.
  20. A small shield; buckler. targe.
  21. A shield or buckler of a small kind; a mark to fire at.
  22. A shield or buckler of a small kind; a shieldlike object set up as a mark for practice for rifle- shooting, or for artillery.
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Quotes of target

  1. The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target – Douglas Bader
  2. Gun control means being able to hit your target If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment. – Michael Badnarik
  3. Our state's strategy on methamphetamine, and any other issue, is going to be a moving target – Phil Bredesen
  4. Because we only feed in the United States less than 1 per cent of the meals, most of them are eaten elsewhere. Most meals are eaten at home. So to make McDonald's the target is not going to solve the problem. – Jim Cantalupo
  5. It would be interesting if this sitcom works, so I could be doing one thing all the time instead of going back and forth between all this different media which I sort of thrive on, I'm a bit of a moving target in that way. – Stockard Channing
  6. I'm opposed to censorship of any kind, especially by government. But it's plain common sense that producers should target their product with some kind of sensitivity. – Lee Child
  7. To establish yourself as a leading man, you're shooting for the smallest point on the target and you get a lot of judgment thrown at you. It takes a lot for them to get past everything and just watch your art and what you're doing. – Josh Holloway
  8. I don't pay attention to target audiences and therefore I often hear that I am a ratings killer, somebody who fundamentally doesn't care whether one person is watching or an entire soccer stadium. – Alexander Kluge
  9. Commitment and co -operation to overcome barriers and difficulties, and determination to achieve the standards of the EU as well as NATO membership, are and have always been the principal target – Alfred Moisiu
  10. The target market is for people who have not been entrenched in Web culture. – John Patrick
  11. Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  12. What I learned, a little too late, was that the 'traditional' Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds. Unfortunately, I was on during daytime. – Martin Short
  13. Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice. – Joey Skaggs
  14. I like Target I like the ones in the Midwest, personally. We don't really have those in England yet. – Roger Andrew Taylor

Usage examples for target

  1. You'll make a pretty little target against the light, besides. – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  2. Remember that if he isn't on his feet before I've got beyond range, I'll use your head for a target – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis
  3. What good did it do him to be proud of his brains when he put himself in a spot where he walked around like a target – The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye
  4. The first bow I used at target weighed forty pounds. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  5. The first mark was set, a target at twenty yards with a six- inch bull's eye. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  6. The shot went straight to the center of the target – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  7. The Nipe's four hands cut inward from the sides like sword blades, but they found no target – Anything You Can Do by Gordon Randall Garrett
  8. Rodney provided a good target for that emotion. – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  9. Another target was now set up, at the same distance as the last, and it was decided that the ten archers should shoot three arrows in turn. – Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
  10. First, target a computer and get a copy of its password file. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  11. One could see that he was entire master of the rifle, and a trick which always brought rounds of applause was the hitting of a target while standing with his back to it, simply by the aid of a mirror held at the butt of his rifle. – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  12. He had found some panes of glass which had been removed from an old sash, and he placed these successively before his target arranging them at different angles. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. The shot hit its target – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  14. Now I calkilate you can't take Target back East with you, an' you might as well let me have him." – The Young Forester by Zane Grey
  15. The machine possesses the additional advantage that the instructor standing on one side of the shooter can see by the movements of the point of the rod on the miniature target exactly how the aim is being taken on the large target and is able to correct all errors in holding and pulling off as they are made, something which has hitherto been supposed to be impossible. – A report on the feasibility and advisability of some policy to inaugurate a system of rifle practice throughout the public schools of the country by George W. Wingate Ammon B. Critchfield
  16. In a few private military schools situated in the country some target practice is conducted, but the difficulty of carrying on anything of the kind in the public schools has rendered it impracticable. – A report on the feasibility and advisability of some policy to inaugurate a system of rifle practice throughout the public schools of the country by George W. Wingate Ammon B. Critchfield
  17. Says one:- The first " S.- D." I was with her, she said to me one morning, 'Now, dear, I must get this all planned out and see my target on paper before I meet the corps. – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  18. They wanted to be alone with their sorrow, and not a target for curious attention. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  19. Smith stood like a statue as he listened to Mr. Martin's hurried explanation, resigning himself to be the target of all eyes. – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  20. You'll get some target practice presently. – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay

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