target noun (OBJECT SHOT AT)
- Aim for the dead centre of the target.
- Aim the arrow a little above the target.
- When you've aligned the notch on the gun with the target, fire!
- They received intelligence that the factory was a target for the bombing.
- The missile strike was devastating - the target was totally obliterated.
target noun (PERSON/GROUP)
- They flew into heavy flak over the target area.
- Major tourist attractions are a soft target for pickpockets.
- We must decide on our target market, then zero in on it.
- The target of these new laws is people whose dogs foul the streets.
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target noun (AIM)
- Do you think we will be able to meet our target?
- He's set himself the goal/target of making his first million by the time he's 30.
- We set ourselves a target of becoming self sufficient within four years.
- Government targets for waiting lists are beginning to be met.
targetverb [ T ]uk /ˈtɑː.ɡɪt/ us /ˈtɑːr.ɡɪt/
target verb [ T ] (DIRECT)
- The adverts target yoof culture.
- These adverts are designed to target young people.
- High repayment loans are often targeted at the people who can least afford them.
- Cigarette manufacturers have been criticized for targetting youngsters.