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Target meaning

target - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. A tassel or pendent; also, a shred; tatter.
  3. 3. A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
  4. 4. A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.
  5. 5. The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target.
  6. 6. The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
  7. 7. A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
  8. 8. A small round shield; mark to shoot at.

target - examples of usage

  1. Rodney provided a good target for that emotion. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. When you shoot a load of shot at a duck, and the bird comes tumbling down, you do not bother to ask which particular shot it was that hit the target. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. The Frenchmen standing up on the rock presented a good target. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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