(OBJECT FIRED AT) [noun] [C] - an object fired at during shooting practice, often a circle with a pattern of rings, or any object or place at which bullets, bombs etc. are aimedI had four shots but I didn't even hit the target.The target of the attack was a train station in the centre of the city.Any major airport or station is potentially a terrorist target.(figurative) Recently she has been the target for (= has experienced) a series of obscene phone calls.(figurative) His outspoken views have in the past made him an easy target for mockery (= able to be easily criticized and laughed at).(figurative) The target audience for the TV series are (= It is directed at and intended for) young people aged 13 to 18.If you are on target with a piece of work, you are advancing well and likely to achieve what you planned.
Meaning of TARGET in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012