- 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
Synonyms for target
Related Words for targetedhead, set, intend, target, lead, show, address, focus, cast, aim, turn, see, train, steer, conduct, present, mean, propose, direct, try
Examples from the Web for targeted
Contemporary Examples of targeted
Abraham, a yellow cab driver and student, feels that blacks are targeted unfairly by the police.Ground Zero of the NYPD Slowdown
January 1, 2015
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
December 20, 2014
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
December 17, 2014
After failing to reach their targeted goal on crowdfunding sites, the café became a media sensation following a piece on Buzzfeed.Cereal Cafe’s Big Bowl of Hate
December 14, 2014
That message for Ebola with the footballers is targeted to West Africa.Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle
December 6, 2014
Historical Examples of targeted
He saw the man he had targeted drop his bow and fall to the ground.The Saracen: The Holy War
Even the big boats take one of two that are buoyed and targeted.Motor Boat Boys on the Great Lakes
The perception that he personally might be targeted appeared to get Gadhafi's attention.
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
- 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)
Word Origin for target
c.1400, "shield," diminutive of late Old English targe, from Old French targe "light shield," from Frankish *targa "shield" (cf. Old High German zarga "edging, border," German zarge, Old English targe, Old Norse targa "shield"), from Proto-Germanic *targo "border, edge." Meaning "object to be aimed at in shooting" first recorded 1757, originally in archery. Target audience is by 1951, early reference is to Cold War psychological warfare.
"to use as a target," 1837, from target (n.). Related: Targeted; targeting.
see on target; sitting duck (target).