"target" in the noun sense
1. target, mark
a reference point to shoot at
"his arrow hit the mark"
2. prey, quarry, target, fair game
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"
3. target, target area
the location of the target that is to be hit
4. target, butt
sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
5. aim, object, objective, target
the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
"target" in the verb sense
1. target, aim, place, direct, point
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"
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