Meaning of TARGET in English

TARGET

(~s, ~ing, or ~ting ~ed, or ~ted)

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

1.

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

The missiles missed their ~...

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2.

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

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

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3.

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

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

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Target is also a noun.

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

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4.

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

The campaign will ~ American insurance companies...

VERB: V n

Target is also a noun.

Yuppies are a prime ~ group for marketing strategies.

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5.

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

We were still right on ~ for our deadline.

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