- 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
Example sentences from the Web for target
Vice Media, the millennial-focused digital media company, announced plans a month later to buy Refinery29, which targets young women.Ezra Klein leaves Vox, the website he founded, for New York Times, in a digital media A-list exodus|Paul Farhi, Sarah Ellison|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The realization that CRISPR could be programmed to target any piece of DNA allowed it to be transformed into a genome-editing platform with limitless utility.With CRISPR, humans can create their own evolutionary future|Adrian Woolfson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
After trading for Chris Paul, the Suns clearly targeted Smith to balance out a frontcourt rotation lacking in interior physicality.NBA draft winners and losers: A win for LaMelo Ball, woe for the Warriors|Ben Golliver|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Most of the time, they make apprehensions without resistance — and oftentimes their targets are armed.
The collaborations aim to identify strategies to advance the need to collect race, ethnicity, and other health disparities and equity measures and produce targeted equity dashboards in collaboration with employers, health plans, and health systems.COVID-19 reminds us of the need to focus on health equity|jakemeth|November 17, 2020|Fortune
Abraham, a yellow cab driver and student, feels that blacks are targeted unfairly by the police.
A drawing of three skulls along with a message in English appeared on computer screens at the targeted firms.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Wednesday, U.S. warplanes targeted a car he was traveling in on the eastern side of the city.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Sept. 7, 1996, Tupac was targeted and killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.Rapper Bobby Shmurda Arrested at New York’s Notorious Quad Studios|M.L. Nestel|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A prime example: your “real name” policy, which unfairly targeted the LGBTQ community.10 Things That Made Us Want to Turn Off the Internet Forever in 2014|The Daily Beast|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Military force would be applied in a purer form and targeted primarily against the military capabilities of an opponent.
Jordan gave no hint of how Buck's shaft might have targeted his intentions, but climbed into the car and started it.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
Even the big boats take one of two that are buoyed and targeted.Motor Boat Boys on the Great Lakes|Louis Arundel
The perception that he personally might be targeted appeared to get Gadhafi's attention.
He saw the man he had targeted drop his bow and fall to the ground.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
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).