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    target - Dictionary definition and meaning for word target

    Definition
    (noun) a reference point to shoot at
    Synonyms : mark
    Example Sentence
    • his arrow hit the mark
    Definition
    (noun) a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    Synonyms : fair game , prey , quarry
    Example Sentence
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
    Definition
    (noun) the location of the target that is to be hit
    Synonyms : target area
    Definition
    (noun) sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
    Synonyms : butt
    Definition
    (noun) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    Synonyms : aim , object , objective
    Example Sentence
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children
    Definition
    (verb) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    Synonyms : aim , direct , place , point
    Example Sentence
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
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