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English noun: target

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


SamplesHis arrow hit the mark.


Synonymsmark


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


Synonymsbutt


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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