a reference point to shoot at
"his arrow hit the mark"
prey, quarry, target, fair game(noun)
a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
"he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt"
target, target area(noun)
the location of the target that is to be hit
sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
aim, object, objective, target(verb)
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
target, aim, place, direct, point(verb)
intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.
Take careful aim at the target.
A goal or objective.
They have a target to finish the project by November.
A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
A shield resembling the Roman scutum. In modern usage, a smaller variety of shield is usually implied by this term.
The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark.
He made a good target.
The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
the number of runs that the side batting last needs to score in the final innings in order to win
The tenor of a metaphor.
To aim something, especially a weapon, at (a target).
To aim for as an audience or demographic.
The advertising campaign targeted older women.
To produce code suitable for.
This cross-platform compiler can target any of several processors.
The translated version of a document, or the language into which translation occurs.
Do you charge by source or target?
A person (or group of people) that a person or organization is trying to employ or to have as a customer, audience etc.
Origin: Diminutive of targe.
a kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war
a butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile
the pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target
the sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff
a conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal
Target was a police drama series which ran from 1977-78 on BBC1. It was set in Southampton as the 13th Regional Crime Squad. The series was originally developed under the title of Hackett by producer Graham Williams, but he was then asked to swop roles with the outgoing producer of Doctor Who, Philip Hinchcliffe who retitled the show Target. It starred Patrick Mower as Det. Supt. Steve Hackett, Brendan Price as Det. Sgt. Frank Bonney, Vivien Heilbron as Det. Sgt. Louise Colbert and Philip Madoc as Det. Chief Supt. Tate. Seventeen episodes were produced over two series. The show was the BBC response to ITV's highly successful series The Sweeney. Like The Sweeney the cars used were Fords, mostly Cortinas and Granadas; however Hackett's personal car is American along the lines of a Dodge Charger and is seen in a number of episodes. There is a distinct lack of humour compared to the Sweeney and at the time the series was slated as being more violent than The Sweeney, though watching this now it is hard to tell the difference. The second series was toned down. Also Patrick Mower being such a strong actor seems to overpower the supporting cast, something that was not evident in the Sweeney. The theme music was by Dudley Simpson. Each episode lasted approx 50mins. A third series was mooted with Robert Banks Stewart taking over as producer. He spent two weeks in the producer's chair, during which he planned to change the supporting cast, bring down the violence and steer the show further away from The Sweeney. However, he has then informed by the head of drama that the series was being scrapped and asked to come up with a replacement crime series. He devised the private eye drama Shoestring.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. An entity or object considered for possible engagement or other action. 2. In intelligence usage, a country, area, installation, agency, or person against which intelligence operations are directed. 3. An area designated and numbered for future firing. 4. In gunfire support usage, an impact burst that hits the target. See also objective area.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
[Anglo-Saxon targe]. A leathern shield. A mark to aim at.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In its modern sense, is the mark for aiming at in practicing with the cannon, rifle, or bow and arrow. In its more ancient meaning, a target, or targe, was a shield, circular in form, cut out of ox-hide, mounted on light but strong wood, and strengthened by bosses, spikes, etc. Of modern targets, the simplest is that used for archery. With regard to rifle-targets, the numerous rifle-matches have caused ranges to be constructed over the whole country. The necessities are: a butt, artificially constructed or cut in the face of a hill, to prevent wide balls from scattering; a marker’s shot-proof cell, near the targets; and a range of such length as can be procured. The targets used at the Creedmoor range on Long Island, and by the U. S. army, are divided into three classes and are of the following sizes: The third class, to be used at all distances up to and including 300 yards, is a rectangle 6 feet high and 4 feet wide. Three concentric circles are described, with the middle point as a centre and radii of 4, 13, and 23 inches respectively. The inner circle is black, and so are the lines marking the circumference of the middle and outer circles; the rest of the target is white. The second class is a square, 6 feet high. Three concentric circles are drawn, with the middle point as a centre and radii of 11, 19, and 27 inches respectively. The inner circle is black, as well as the circumferences of the other circles; the rest of the target is white. This target is used at all distances over 300, to, and including, 600 yards. The first class, to be used at all distances over 600 yards, is a rectangle, 6 feet high and 12 feet wide. It has two concentric circles, described with a radii of 18 and 27 inches respectively, the centre being at the middle point of the target, and two lines drawn parallel to, and 3 feet from, each end (leaving the inner, square, 6 feet by 6 feet). The target is white, except the lines just indicated and the inner circle, which are black. The smallest circle, always painted black, is called the bull’s-eye, and when struck, counts 5 for the marksman; the ring embraced between the bull’s-eye and the circumference of the next larger circle is called the centre, which counts 4; and the ring between the second and third circles is called the inner, which scores 3; and the space outside of the larger circle is called the outer, and scores 2. In the first-class target the space between the second circle and the vertical lines is the inner, and the space outside the vertical lines is the outer.
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Rank popularity for the word 'target' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1612
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Rank popularity for the word 'target' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2238
Rank popularity for the word 'target' in Nouns Frequency: #510
Rank popularity for the word 'target' in Verbs Frequency: #870
The numerical value of target in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of target in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- هدف, مرمىArabic
- mål, skydeskive, sigte efter, rette modDanish
- Zielscheibe, ZielGerman
- στόχος, στοχεύωGreek
- objetivo, blancoSpanish
- آماج, هدف, سیبلPersian
- tähdätä, maalitaulu, kilpi, maali, vaihdesignaali, päämäärä, tavoiteFinnish
- cible, viser, objectif, ciblerFrench
- bersaglio, obiettivoItalian
- ターゲット, 目標, 標的Japanese
- 목표, 과녁, 표적, 겨누다, 目標Korean
- dajółneʼígíí, béésh baa ańdajisihígíí, dajółtʼóhígíí, dajółdonígííNavajo, Navaho
- alvo, mirar, objetivoPortuguese
- ținti, ochiRomanian
- целиться, цель, мишень, направлять, прицелиться, нацелитьсяRussian
- мета, metaSerbo-Croatian
- mục tiêuVietnamese
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