Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun target

5 senses of target

Sense 1
target, mark -- (a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark")
       => reference point, point of reference, reference -- (an indicator that orients you generally; "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved")

Sense 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")
       => victim -- (an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance)

Sense 3
target, target area -- (the location of the target that is to be hit)
       => topographic point, place, spot -- (a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet")

Sense 4
target, butt -- (sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at)
       => sports equipment -- (equipment needed to participate in a particular sport)

Sense 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")
       => goal, end -- (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb target

1 sense of target

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")
       => aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent")

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