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target

 
Noun target has 5 senses
  1. target, mark - a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
    --1 is a kind of reference point, point of reference, reference
    --1 has parts: bull's eye, bull
    --1 has particulars: clout; drogue
  2. prey, quarry, target, fair game - a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt"
    --2 is a kind of victim
    Derived form: verb target1
  3. target, target area - the location of the target that is to be hit
    --3 is a kind of topographic point, place, spot
    --3 has particulars: ground zero
  4. target, butt - sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
    --4 is a kind of sports equipment, sporting goods
    --4 has particulars: clay pigeon
  5. aim, object, objective, target - the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
    --5 is a kind of goal, end
    --5 has particulars: business; point; thing
    Derived form: verb target1
Verb target has 1 sense
  1. target, aim, place, direct, point - intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
    --1 is one way to aim, take, train, take aim, direct
    Derived forms: noun target5, noun target2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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