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Words nearby on-target
Definition for on target (2 of 2)
- the sliding sight on a leveling rod.
- any marker on which sights are taken.
verb (used with object)
Origin of target
OTHER WORDS FROM targettar·get·a·ble, adjectivetar·get·less, adjectiveun·tar·get·a·ble, adjectiveun·tar·get·ed, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for on target
- an object or area at which an archer or marksman aims, usually a round flat surface marked with concentric rings
- (as modifier)target practice
- any point or area aimed at; the object of an attack or a takeover bid
- (as modifier)target area; target company
- a substance, object, or system subjected to bombardment by electrons or other particles, or to irradiation
- an electrode in a television camera tube whose surface, on which image information is stored, is scanned by the electron beam
verb -gets, -geting or -geted (tr)
Derived forms of targettargetless, adjective
Word Origin for target
Medical definitions for on target
Idioms and Phrases with on target (1 of 2)
Completely accurate, wholly valid, as in Our cost estimates were right on target, or His criticisms were on target. This seemingly old expression dates only from the mid-1900s, and the colloquial use of target for a goal one wishes to achieve dates from about 1940.
Idioms and Phrases with on target (2 of 2)
see on target; sitting duck (target).