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Synonyms for target
ˈtɑr gɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. target, mark(noun)

    a reference point to shoot at

    "his arrow hit the mark"

    objective, marking, object, butt, mark, sucker, target area, sign, crisscross, fall guy, bull's eye, mug, quarry, score, brand, aim, chump, scrape, stigma, stain, home run, fair game, scratch, grade, gull, patsy, fool, marker, cross, print, scar, bell ringer, prey, soft touch

  2. prey, quarry, target, fair game(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"

    object, quarry, fair game, target area, pit, aim, butt, mark, objective, prey, stone pit

  3. target, target area(noun)

    the location of the target that is to be hit

    object, quarry, fair game, target area, aim, butt, mark, objective, prey

  4. target, butt(noun)

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

    objective, fanny, tail, seat, object, butt, mark, rear end, stooge, can, nates, stub, fundament, quarry, goat, posterior, buttocks, behind, aim, stern, bottom, backside, bum, buns, fair game, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, target area, hind end, butt joint, rump, butt end, keister, coffin nail, ass, prat, arse, cigaret, rear, cigarette, tush, laughingstock, prey

  5. aim, object, objective, target(verb)

    the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

    "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

    intention, aim, objective, quarry, design, physical object, object lens, mark, butt, target area, object, prey, objective lens, intent, object glass, fair game, bearing, purpose, heading

  6. target, aim, place, direct, point(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"

    charge, taper, drive, repoint, rank, channelise, get, put, localize, organise, range, commit, lead, station, sharpen, maneuver, take, place, signal, designate, point, come in, betoken, position, grade, steer, purpose, take aim, show, train, lay, calculate, engineer, manoeuver, purport, aspire, aim, address, manoeuvre, direct, level, head, identify, organize, channelize, propose, luff, shoot for, draw a bead on, conduct, post, invest, bespeak, locate, rate, orient, send, orchestrate, mastermind, come out, set, guide, order, site, pose, localise, indicate


  1. target(noun)

    The translated version of a document, or the language into which translation occurs.

    Do you charge by source or target?

    target language

  2. target(noun)

    A person (or group of people) that a person or organization is trying to employ or to have as a customer, audience etc.

    target language

  3. target(noun)

    To aim something, especially a weapon, at (a target).

    Take careful aim at the target.

    target language

  4. target(noun)

    To aim for as an audience or demographic.

    The advertising campaign targeted older women.

    target language

  5. target(noun)

    To produce code suitable for.

    This cross-platform compiler can target any of several processors.

    target language

  6. target(noun)

    A shield resembling the Roman scutum. In modern usage, a smaller variety of shield is usually implied by this term.

    target language

  7. target(noun)

    The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark.

    He made a good target.

    target language

  8. target(noun)

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

    target language

  9. target(noun)

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

    target language

  10. target(noun)

    the number of runs that the side batting last needs to score in the final innings in order to win

    target language

  11. target(noun)

    The tenor of a metaphor.

    target language

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. target(n.)

    mark (to be shot at)


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  1. target

How to use target in a sentence?

  1. Petteri Taalas:

    We are already at 1.2 degrees warming and the IPCC [ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ] says that for the welfare of mankind and also for the welfare of biosphere, the 1.5 degree target would be more favored, with the 2 degrees target, we would see more negative impacts of Climate Change -RSB-, it would harm global food production capacity, there would be plenty of coastal cities that would suffer from sea level rise, and we would see more category 4 and 5 hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones.

  2. Peter Neumann:

    It has been framed as an attack on a principle, rather than a specific target.

  3. Threat Intelligence Ryan Olson:

    Developers are now a huge target.

  4. Craig Johnson:

    Paced by the' Big Four' mega-retailers — Walmart, Amazon, Costco, and Target — Super Saturday was boosted by the best traffic our team has seen in years, the spending momentum was so strong that even the long-ailing department stores had their best weekend of the season.

  5. Assistant Chief Joseph Chacon:

    Right now, Austin Police're trying to determine how did the package get there and who was the intended target ? Austin Police do feel that this was targeted at somebody. Austin Police're still trying to figure out whether Austin Police was the individual who died or not.

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