- the sliding sight on a leveling rod.
- any marker on which sights are taken.
verb (used with object)
- properly aimed or on the right course toward a target.
- accurate, correct, or valid: Their description of the event was on target.
- filling or meeting a requirement or expectations: The amount of supplies we took was right on target.
Origin of target
Related formstar·get·a·ble, adjectivetar·get·less, adjectiveun·tar·get·a·ble, adjectiveun·tar·get·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for target
When it comes to Terrence Howard though, I am not your target.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Both high fashion and the fast, commercial fashion of Target are supposed to be about aspiration.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Typically, aircraft will work in pairs where the flight lead will make an initial pass to mark a target with rockets.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He hesitates when I ask him about the target of the other missiles.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Target was established in 1962 by the Dayton brothers as a discount offshoot of their eponymous Twin Cities department store.
What does well enough on the target at home is often quite a failure in the wear and tear of the African wilderness.Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O.|J.G. Millais
You become a target for the people whom you care most to impress.The Lady Doc|Caroline Lockhart
He wanted no ray of light to steal out into the growing darkness and make a target.The Strength of the Pines|Edison Marshall
The Nipe moved cautiously along the alley toward the rear of the building that was his target.Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
The enemy had begun to use gas shells, and one heavy howitzer at least made Hargicourt its target for a time.A Company of Tanks|W. H. L. Watson
British Dictionary definitions for 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 Formstargetless, adjective
Word Origin for target
Medicine definitions for target
Idioms and Phrases with target
see on target; sitting duck (target).