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Definition of Target

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board marked with concentric circles used by a marksman or archer to aim at; mark, objective, aim, object, goal; goal or situation one intends to achieve
aim at something; direct toward; intend to achieve
Target Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
  
(n.)
The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target.
  
(n.)
A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
  
(n.)
A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
  
(n.)
A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

target
\tar"get\ (?), n.
1. a thin cut; a slice; specif., of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints. [eng.]
2. a tassel or pendent; also, a shred; tatter. [obs. scot.]
target
\tar"get\ (?), n. [of. targette, dim. of of. & f. targe, of teutonic origin; cf. as. targe, od. targie, g. zarge a frame, case, border, ohg. zarga, icel. targa shield.] 1. a kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
2. (a) a butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile. (b) the pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target.
3. (surveying) the sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
4. (railroad) a conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
target
n
1. a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark" [syn: mark]


2. a person who is the victim of ridicule or exploitation by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game" [syn: prey, quarry, fair game]


3. the location of the target that is to be hit [syn: target area ]


4. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at [syn: butt]


5. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children" [syn: aim, object, objective]
v : 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" [syn: aim, place, direct, point]



target
(1 sam. 17:6, a.v., after the lxx. and vulg.), a kind of small shield. the margin has "gorget," a piece of armour for the throat. the revised version more correctly renders the hebrew word (kidon) by "javelin." the same hebrew word is used in josh. 8:18 (a.v., "spear;" r.v., "javelin"); job 39:23 (a.v., "shield;" r.v., "javelin"); 41:29 (a.v., "spear;" r.v., "javelin").


  similar words(16) 



 target acquisition system 
 target area 
 target cell 
 target language 
 target-hunting 
 target program 
 target-machine description language 
 water-target 
 target organ 
 target practice 
 takeover target 
 scsi target 
 target company 
 dead on target 
 radar target 
 target range 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
sprioc
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Aes = n. a flat body; a target
Targed = n. a clasher; a target
Ysgwyd = n. a shake, a flutter, v. to shake, to flutter, n. a shield; a target
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
(synonym) mark
(hypernym) reference point, point of reference, reference
(hyponym) clout
(part-meronym) bull's eye, bull
2. 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"
(synonym) prey, quarry, fair game
(hypernym) victim
(derivation) aim, place, direct, point
3. the location of the target that is to be hit
(synonym) target area
(hypernym) topographic point, place, spot
(hyponym) ground zero
4. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
(synonym) butt
(hypernym) sports equipment, sporting goods
(hyponym) clay pigeon
5. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
(synonym) aim, object, objective
(hypernym) goal, end
(hyponym) business
(derivation) aim, place, direct, point

Verb
1. 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"
(synonym) aim, place, direct, point
(hypernym) aim, take, train, take aim, direct
(hyponym) address
(derivation) aim, object, objective
Target Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
European Central Bank Glossary
See Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross settlement Express Transfer (TARGET) system    
A payment system composed of one real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system in each of the EU Member States plus the ECB payment mechanism (EPM). The national RTGS systems and the EPM are interconnected by common procedures (interlinking) to allow cross-border transfers throughout the European Union to move from one system to another.
See also:
 ECB payment mechanism (EPM)     
 gross settlement system     
 real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system    
Copyright © 2006, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. This information may be obtained free of charge through the ECB's website.
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
TARGET LOGISTICS INC
Exchange: OTCBB
Not Available
TARGET CORP
Exchange: NYSE
Operates chain of self-service discount stores, offering quality basic and trend hardgoods and softlines; And operates chain of moderate-price family department stores offering name brand and private label casual apparel and softgoods for the home.
Target Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
1. An entity or object considered for possible engagement or other action. 2. In intelligence usage, a country, area, installation, agency, or person against which intelligence operations are directed. 3. An area designated and numbered for future firing. 4. In gunfire support usage, an impact burst that hits the target. See also objective area. (JP 3-60)
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Target Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of a target, foretells you will have some affair demanding your attention from other more pleasant ones. For a young woman to think she is a target, denotes her reputation is in danger through the envy of friendly associates.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Target Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aviation - English - Spintra.com
Object or point pointed by FLIR or radar
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Target
Target Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
JDK Doc(JAVA)
- Variable in class java.awt.Event 
public Object target
The target component. This indicates the component over which the event occurred or with which the event is associated. This object has been replaced by AWTEvent.getSource()See Also:  EventObject.getSource()
- Method in class org.omg.CORBA.Request 
public abstract Object target ()
Retrieves the the target object reference.Returns: the object reference that points to the object implementation for the method to be invoked
Integrated Circuit Terminology
the metal source for a sputtering process. Targets are most commonly round-thick pieces of metal larger in diameter than the wafers on which the metal will be deposited. Targets are specially shaped to optimize deposition uniformity.
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SAN Acronyms
A disk or a tape device in SCSI.
Target Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Target may refer to:


Places
  • Target, Allier, France
  • Target Lake, a lake in Minnesota

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TARGET2 is an interbank payment system for the real-time processing of cross-border transfers throughout the European Union. TARGET2 replaced TARGET (Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer System) in November 2007.

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Target Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
les, les-tor
English - Klingon
n. DoS
Target Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(1 Sam. 17:6, A.V., after the LXX. and Vulg.), a kind of small shield. The margin has "gorget," a piece of armour for the throat. The Revised Version more correctly renders the Hebrew word (kidon) by "javelin." The same Hebrew word is used in Josh. 8:18 (A.V., "spear;" R.V., "javelin"); Job 39:23 (A.V., "shield;" R.V., "javelin"); 41:29 (A.V., "spear;" R.V., "javelin").
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
coldness; target; weapon
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About