target

  1. the location of the target that is to be hit

    Synonyms : target area
    Type Of : topographic point, spot, place
  2. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

    Synonyms : aim, object, objective
    Type Of : end, goal
  3. a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

    Synonyms : fair game, prey, quarry
    Type Of : victim
    Examples :
    • the target of a manhunt
  4. a reference point to shoot at

    Synonyms : mark
    Type Of : reference, point of reference, reference point
  5. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

    Synonyms : aim, direct, place, point
    Type Of : take, train, take aim, direct, aim
  6. sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

    Synonyms : butt
    Type Of : sports equipment