English noun: target
|1.||target (communication) a reference point to shoot at|
|Samples||His arrow hit the mark.|
|Broader (hypernym)||point of reference, reference, reference point|
|Narrower (hyponym)||clout, drogue|
|Part holonym||bull, 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|
|Samples||He fell prey to muggers.|
Everyone was fair game.
The target of a manhunt.
|Synonyms||fair game, prey, quarry|
|3.||target (location) the location of the target that is to be hit|
|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)|
|Samples||The sole object of her trip was to see her children.|
|Synonyms||aim, 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|
|Samples||He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face.|
Criticism directed at her superior.
Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself.
|Synonyms||aim, direct, place, point|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||aim, direct, take, take aim, train|
|Narrower (hyponym)||address, home in, range in, zero in|