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English definition of “target”

target

noun [C] (OBJECT AIMED AT)   /ˈtɑr·ɡɪt/
an object aimed and fired at during shooting practice, often a circle with a pattern of rings, or any object or place at which arrows, bullets, bombs, and other missiles are aimed: I missed the target. The plane passed over the target. A target is also a person or group attacked in some way: The president was the main target of the senator’s speech.
(Definition of target noun (OBJECT AIMED AT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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