What is target?

  • (noun): Sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at.
    Synonyms: butt
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on target, targets:

Information Services Procurement Library - Specifying Deliverables - Target Domain Deliverables
... The target domain is described using target domain deliverables ... There are two different types of target domain deliverables operational items and descriptive items ...
Impact Play
... The usual targets for spanking are the buttocks and inner or outer thighs ... The usual targets for flagellation are the buttocks and the two areas of the upper back below the shoulder blades ... the backs of the calves and the chest can be targets as well ...
USS Killen (DD-593) - Target Ship
... The veteran destroyer served as a target ship during the atom bomb tests in 1958 (Operation Hardtack I, shots WAHOO and UMBRELLA), and in 1962 engaged in high ... in January 1963 to be used as a target ship for missile and gunnery practice off the nearby Puerto Rican island of Vieques where she was eventually sunk/scuttled in a shallow ...
Infrared Homing - Tracking
... This allows the sensor to be pointed at the target when the missile is not ... the missile cannot always be pointed at the target ... Rather, the pilot or operator points the seeker at the target using radar, a helmet-mounted sight, an optical sight or possibly by pointing the nose of the aircraft or missile launcher ...
2010 Biodiversity Target
... The 2010 Biodiversity Target was an overall conservation target aiming to halt the decline of biodiversity by the end of 2010 ... The world largely failed to meet the target ...

More definitions of "target":

  • (noun): The location of the target that is to be hit.
    Synonyms: target area
  • (verb): Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.
    Synonyms: aim, place, direct, point
  • (noun): A reference point to shoot at.
    Synonyms: mark
  • (noun): A person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence.
    Example: "The target of a manhunt"
    Synonyms: prey, quarry, fair game
  • (noun): The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable).
    Synonyms: aim, object, objective

Famous quotes containing the word target:

    But this we know, the obstacle that checked
    And tripped the body, shot the spirit on
    Further than target ever showed or shone.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    All of women’s aspirations—whether for education, work, or any form of self-determination—ultimately rest on their ability to decide whether and when to bear children. For this reason, reproductive freedom has always been the most popular item in each of the successive feminist agendas—and the most heavily assaulted target of each backlash.
    Susan Faludi (20th century)

    Well gentlemen, this is it. This is what we’ve been waiting for. Tonight your target is Tokyo. And you’re gonna play ‘em the Star Spangled Banner with two-ton bombs. All you’ve got to do is to remember what you’ve learned and follow your squadron leaders. They’ll get you in, and they’ll get you out. Any questions? All right that’s all. Good luck to you. Give ‘em hell.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)