- 1A person, object, or place selected as the aim of an attack.More example sentences
- We've seen quite a shift from attacks on civilian targets to stronger attacks on military targets, particularly in the last 10 days.
- They say, in this case, they're only going after military targets, where attacks against coalition forces are being planned or weapons are being stored.
- My own definition is simple: an act of political violence committed against purely civilian targets is terrorism; attacks on military targets are not.
- 1.1A mark or point at which someone fires or aims, especially a round or rectangular board marked with concentric circles used in archery or shooting.More example sentences
- The coloured posts mark the shooting position for each target and should be marked with the number of arrows to be shot from each post.
- The 50-lane archery complex has movable targets allowing for training at distances up to 90 meters.
- Exaggerate your follow through by keeping your sight on the target and your shooting arm up until the ball reaches the basket.
- 1.2An objective or result toward which efforts are directed: the car met its sales target in record timeMore example sentences
- We have got to sweep away the system that has failed and devise a totally new one - designed and directed towards achieving Olympic targets.
- The Environmental Protection Agency said Ireland was also far behind in its efforts to meet the targets set by the Kyoto Treaty.
- National Wind Power said: "Wind energy will make an important contribution towards meeting these targets."
- 1.3 Phonetics An idealization of the articulation of a speech sound, with reference to which actual utterances can be described.More example sentences
- Identify the position of a target sound in a word.
- In experiment 9, a computer program was written to give the subjects the choice of selecting the target sound that they have heard, its position in the token and its adjacent vowel.
- The basic sound, or phoneme, is selected as a target for treatment.
- 1.4A person or thing against whom criticism or abuse is or may be directed.More example sentences
- But it has been the target of international criticism for human rights abuses.
- The Hazara were a special target for abuse under the former Taliban regime and, in the view of the tribunal, they are still at risk.
- Unlike some of the targets of media criticism, the media targets of blog criticism have ample means to publicly defend themselves.
- 2 • historical A small, round shield or buckler.More example sentences
- It was soldiers armed with targets such as these under the command of Gonzalvo de Cordoba who defeated the Hapsburg-Valois pike formations in the Italian wars.
- Targets and bucklers are small shields known to have been used in later historical periods, although targets became larger in the Renaissance.
- Like the target, arm-straps link its maneuverability directly to the movement of the arm, so it is less versatile than a center-grip shield.
verb (targets, targeting, targeted)[with object] (usually be targeted) Back to top
- 1Select as an object of attention or attack: two men were targeted by the attackersMore example sentences
pick out, single out, earmark, fix on; attack, aim at, fire at
- In addition, many of these attacks seemed to target more than property.
- An online store can offer a much bigger selection because it can target a much bigger audience.
- York City supporters are to target the FA in a double-pronged attack to highlight the plight of the club.
- 1.1Aim or direct (something): a significant nuclear capability targeted on the USMore example sentences
aim at, direct at, level at, intend for, focus on
- In direct to consumer advertising, drug companies target advertisements for prescription drugs directly at the public.
- Work related to drug deaths in Scotland has been targeted at users who inject.
- Packages targeted at business users will also be available in three different bands.
- So as to hit or achieve the thing aimed at: McGrath was on target with a header the new police station is on target for a June openingMore example sentences
- He will also confound critics by claiming the economy is still on target to hit the growth forecasts he set out earlier this year.
- Spending by all government departments is still on target, as 680m earmarked for expenditure has not been spent yet.
- The club development fundraising project is still on target for May.
- Accurately described or forecast; correct: the film is remarkably on target in its depiction of the English settlers' attitudes toward the New World [as adjective]: his on-target observationsMore example sentences
- He consistently manages to give an on-target review in half the space that either of the NY Times guys do, with virtually no blather.
- I found myself shouting and cheering out loud for the pithiness of his metaphors and his on-target analysis.
- Please keep the terms of the argument at least vaguely on-target.
- So as to miss or fail to achieve the thing aimed at: his shot was off-target [as adjective]: two off-target bombsMore example sentences
- Many of his passes were way off target.
- Greece narrowed its central government budget deficit by 37 percent in the first nine months of 2012, the finance ministry said on Thursday, but revenues were still off target.
- Carty went for a point and his off-target effort was kept in play by Sean Quinn who flicked it up for Niall Quinn and he punched the ball into the net.
- Not accurately described or predicted; incorrect: the original estimate was off targetMore example sentences
- Many of his predictions have been way off target.
- It is "off-target" to suggest that the best way to improve governance is by reducing government resources and responsibilities, the report adds.
- Off-target campaign rhetoric is not limited to matters of war and peace.
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- Digital marketing is non-linear, interactive, targetable, measurable, and most important, user-initiated - it puts user choice and personal preference at the forefront of the experience.
- Each missile consists of ten independently targetable multiple re-entry vehicles (MIRV's), each with a 100 kt nuclear warhead.
- Overlooked by campaigns as a luxury affordable by only the biggest national races, online advertising is now a highly targetable, viable option in just about any race.