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English noun: target

1. target (communication) a reference point to shoot at

SamplesHis arrow hit the mark.


Broader (hypernym)point of reference, reference, reference point

Narrower (hyponym)clout, drogue

Part holonymbull, bull's eye

2. target (person) a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

SamplesHe fell prey to muggers.
Everyone was fair game.
The target of a manhunt.

Synonymsfair game, prey, quarry

Broader (hypernym)victim

3. target (location) the location of the target that is to be hit

Synonymstarget area

Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point

Narrower (hyponym)ground zero

4. target (artifact) sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at


Broader (hypernym)sports equipment

Narrower (hyponym)clay pigeon

5. target (cognition) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

SamplesThe sole object of her trip was to see her children.

Synonymsaim, object, objective

Broader (hypernym)end, goal

Narrower (hyponym)business, grail, point, thing

English verb: target

1. target (competition) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

SamplesHe aimed his fists towards his opponent's face.
Criticism directed at her superior.
Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself.

Synonymsaim, direct, place, point

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)aim, direct, take, take aim, train

Narrower (hyponym)address, home in, range in, zero in

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