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Idioms about target

    on target,
    1. properly aimed or on the right course toward a target.
    2. accurate, correct, or valid: Their description of the event was on target.
    3. filling or meeting a requirement or expectations: The amount of supplies we took was right on target.

Origin of target

1350–1400; Middle English (noun) <Middle French targuete, variant of targete small shield. See targe, -et

OTHER WORDS FROM target

tar·get·a·ble, adjectivetar·get·less, adjectiveun·tar·get·a·ble, adjectiveun·tar·get·ed, adjective
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How to use target in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for target

target
/ (ˈtɑːɡɪt) /

noun
verb -gets, -geting or -geted (tr)
to make a target of
to direct or aimto target benefits at those most in need

Derived forms of target

targetless, adjective

Word Origin for target

C14: from Old French targette a little shield, from Old French targe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for target

target
[ tärgĭt ]

n.
One to be influenced or changed by an action or event.
A desired goal.
A usually metal part in an x-ray tube on which a beam of electrons is focused and from which x-rays are emitted.
A target organ.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Other Idioms and Phrases with target

target

see on target; sitting duck (target).

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
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