- 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
Tesla’s Nevada-based Gigafactory was the target of the hackers, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter.
The analyst, Philippe Houchois, raised his target from $1,200 to to $2,500, making it the highest on the Street, according to Bloomberg data.Tesla’s soaring stock sends its market value above $400 billion|Verne Kopytoff|August 26, 2020|Fortune
“Advertisers are more likely to go with what they know works, which is Facebook targeting,” he said.Facebook: Apple privacy changes will muck up online ads|Verne Kopytoff|August 26, 2020|Fortune
Nintendo has not yet revised its full-year Switch delivery estimates, and declined to answer questions about 2020 production targets.Gamers, get ready: Nintendo’s Switch should be available again soon. But maybe not for long|dzanemorris|August 26, 2020|Fortune
The country’s response must be to “speed up vaccines, guarantee their access, and provide the best health response given what we know,” Macron told Paris Match, adding that, if necessary, authorities should resort to local “targeted” lockdowns.Europe is at a turning point as COVID cases spike, and fragile governments feel the heat|Bernhard Warner|August 20, 2020|Fortune
In this war, the targeting is often happening on computer monitors thousands of miles away, capturing images from drones.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Targeting pods can bulge out a bit, and leak out unwanted signals.Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Targeting her upper back, Couple sat cross-legged on a table while she whipped her slave.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was from the time when the IRS was targeting conservative groups.
The coalition airstrike was targeting a base used by al Nusrah, the local al Qaeda affiliate.Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes|Josh Rogin|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was clear that they were targeting on the Swift cargo jet.Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X|Victor Appleton
Fate gives no guarantee of responsibility for the targeting of the Love-God's darts.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
The usual distance for targeting a new gun is thirty yards, and the standard circle is thirty inches.Outdoor Sports and Games|Claude H. Miller
At whatever unit level, Shock and Awe are magnified by the speed and effectiveness of targeting.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
He tugged back on the wheel suddenly, targeting a cumulous bank with his spinner.Desire No More|Algirdas Jonas Budrys
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).