Meaning of TARGET in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ tɑ:(r)gɪt ]

( targets, targeting, or targetting, targeted, or targetted)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A target is something at which someone is aiming a weapon or other object.

The missiles missed their target...



A target is a result that you are trying to achieve.

He’s won back his place too late to achieve his target of 20 goals this season.



To target a particular person or thing means to decide to attack or criticize them.

He targets the economy as the root cause of the deteriorating law and order situation.

VERB : V n

Target is also a noun.

In the past they have been the target of racist abuse...

N-COUNT : oft N of/for n


If you target a particular group of people, you try to appeal to those people or affect them.

The campaign will target American insurance companies...

VERB : V n

Target is also a noun.

Yuppies are a prime target group for marketing strategies.



If someone or something is on target , they are making good progress and are likely to achieve the result that is wanted.

We were still right on target for our deadline.

PHRASE : v-link PHR

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