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English Dictionary: target by the DICT Development Group
5 results for target
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
    Synonym(s): target, mark
  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(s): prey, quarry, target, fair game
  3. the location of the target that is to be hit
    Synonym(s): target, target area
  4. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
    Synonym(s): target, 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"
    Synonym(s): aim, object, objective, target
  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(s): target, aim, place, direct, point
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
            (a) A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to
                  test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a
            (b) The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by
                  a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good
      3. (Surveying) The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling
      4. (Railroad) A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever
            to show its position, or for use as a signal.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      {SCSI target}

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (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.,
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