- the sliding sight on a leveling rod.
- any marker on which sights are taken.
verb (used with object)
- target cell,
- target date,
- target gland,
- target language,
- target man
- 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
Examples from the Web for targeting
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
- 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).