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Definition 1: sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for target in the sense of this definition

(target is a kind of ...) equipment needed to participate in a particular sport

(... is a kind of target ) target used in skeet or trapshooting

Definition 2: the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where target or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

Synonyms for target in the sense of this definition

(target is a kind of ...) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

"the ends justify the means"

(... is a kind of target ) the object of any prolonged endeavor

(... is a kind of target ) an immediate objective

"gossip was the main business of the evening"

(... is a kind of target ) the object of an activity

"what is the point of discussing it?"

(... is a kind of target ) a special objective

"the thing is to stay in bounds"

Definition 3: a reference point to shoot at - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where target or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his arrow hit the mark

Synonyms for target in the sense of this definition

(target is a kind of ...) an indicator that orients you generally

"it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"

(... is a kind of target ) a target used in archery

(... is a kind of target ) a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane

(target is a part of ...) the center of a target

Definition 4: the location of the target that is to be hit - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for target in the sense of this definition

(target is a kind of ...) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

(... is a kind of target ) the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile)

Definition 5: a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence - [noun denoting person]

Samples where target or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he fell prey to muggers
  • everyone was fair game
  • the target of a manhunt

Synonyms for target in the sense of this definition

(target is a kind of ...) an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance

Definition 6: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal - [verb of competition]

Samples where target or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
  • criticism directed at her superior
  • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Synonyms for target in the sense of this definition

(target is a kind of ...) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

"Please don't aim at your little brother!" "He trained his gun on the burglar" "Don't train your camera on the women" "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

(... is a kind of target ) direct a question at someone

(... is a kind of target ) direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids

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