- A goal or objective.
"They have a target to finish the project by November."
- (sports) The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark.
"He made a good target."
- (cricket) the number of runs that the side batting last needs to score in the final innings in order to win
- A person (or group of people) that a person or organization is trying to employ or to have as a customer, audience etc.
- (Scotland, obsolete) A shred; a tatter.
- A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.
"Take careful aim at the target."
- (obsolete) A shield resembling the Roman scutum. In modern usage, a smaller variety of shield is usually implied by this term.
- (rail transport) A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
- (translation studies) The translated version of a document, or the language into which translation occurs.
"Do you charge by source or target?"
- (Scotland, obsolete) A tassel or pendant.
- A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
- (surveying) The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
- (linguistics) The tenor of a metaphor.
- (Britain, dated) A thin cut; a slice; specifically, of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints.
- (transitive, computing) To produce code suitable for.
"This cross-platform compiler can target any of several processors."
- (transitive, figuratively) To aim for as an audience or demographic.
"The advertising campaign targeted older women."
- (transitive) To aim something, especially a weapon, at (a target).