Meaning of TARGET in English

TARGET

■ noun

1》 a person, object, or place selected as the aim of an attack.

↘a round or rectangular board marked with concentric circles, aimed at in archery or shooting.

2》 an objective or result towards which efforts are directed: a sales ~.

3》 historical a small round shield or buckler.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ing , ~ed ) select as an object of attention or attack.

↘aim or direct (something).

Phrases

on (or off ) ~ succeeding (or not succeeding) in hitting or achieving the thing aimed at.

Derivatives

~able adjective

Origin

ME: dimin. of targe .

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