- the sliding sight on a leveling rod.
- any marker on which sights are taken.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for target
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM targettar·get·a·ble, adjectivetar·get·less, adjectiveun·tar·get·a·ble, adjectiveun·tar·get·ed, adjective
Words nearby target
How to use target in a sentence
The alternative might not target the same skills, but at least it gets them moving.Kids are shooting hoops with rolled up socks, but pandemic physical education is not canceled|Kelly Field|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Investigators think Onyeuka was targeted, but police declined to say why they think the shooting was not random.Fairfax County police identify victim of fatal shooting in Reston|Justin Jouvenal|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
When you use this parameter as your optimization target, Google’s Smart Bidding algorithm aims to achieve conversions at an average cost that is equal to or less than your target CPA.Smart Bidding: Five ways machine learning improves PPC advertising|Gabrielle Sadeh|February 10, 2021|Search Engine Watch
The bill would make platforms like Facebook and Twitter liable when paid content posted on their sites is used to target vulnerable people.Cheat sheet: U.S. lawmakers propose Section 230 reforms to regulate online paid speech|Kate Kaye|February 10, 2021|Digiday
That information is especially valuable as the impending demise of the third-party cookie has pushed the digital ad industry to prize first-party data, like email addresses, as a means of targeting people with ads.The New York Times aims to convert newsletter readers into paid subscribers as The Morning newsletter tops 1 billion opens|Sara Guaglione|February 10, 2021|Digiday
There is a particular focus in the magazine on attacking the United States, which al Qaeda calls a top target.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Neither the Republican nor the Democratic party have done anything to consistently target Asian- American voters.
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
Current and former intelligence officials have said North Korea has long been a priority target for American spies.
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
Ki Pak had an arrow-walk and target in his garden, and here it was that Yung Pak used to practise almost daily.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
At that instant, when Frank was unconsciously offering a bad target, the moulvie fired.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Stooping, lest our heads furnish a target, we splashed along in the shallow water till we reached the mouth of the canyon.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Target practice would not cause Virginia to appear suddenly so nervous.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
And then she and Henri were walking up the stairs and to the entrance, Henri's tall figure the target for many women's eyes.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
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 forms of targettargetless, adjective
Word Origin for target
Medical definitions for target
Idioms and Phrases with target
see on target; sitting duck (target).