(noun, verb)


1. a reference point to shoot at

Similar word(s): mark

Definition categories: communication, reference

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

- the target of a manhunt

Similar word(s): prey, quarry

Definition categories: person, victim

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

Definition categories: location, place, spot

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

Similar word(s): butt

Definition categories: man–made

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

Similar word(s): aim, object, objective

Definition categories: thought, end, goal

Sentences with target as a noun:

- Take careful aim at the target.

- They have a target to finish the project by November.

- He made a good target.

- Do you charge by source or target?


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

Similar word(s): aim, direct, place, point

Definition categories: competition, aim, direct, take, train

Sentences with target as a verb:

- The advertising campaign targeted older women.

- This cross-platform compiler can target any of several processors.