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1    aim, ambition, bull's-eye, end, goal, Holy Grail     (informal)   intention, mark, object, objective  
2    butt, quarry, scapegoat, victim  
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  ( targets    plural & 3rd person present)   ( targeting    present participle)   ( targetting    present participle)   ( targeted    past tense & past participle)   ( targetted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A target is something at which someone is aiming a weapon or other object.  
The missiles missed their target...     
2       n-count   A target is a result that you are trying to achieve.  
He's won back his place too late to achieve his target of 20 goals this season.     
3       verb   To target a particular person or thing means to decide to attack or criticize them.  
He targets the economy as the root cause of the deteriorating law and order situation.      V n  
      Target is also a noun., n-count   oft N of/for n  
In the past they have been the target of racist abuse...     
4       verb   If you target a particular group of people, you try to appeal to those people or affect them.  
The campaign will target American insurance companies...      V n  
      Target is also a noun., n-count  
Yuppies are a prime target group for marketing strategies.     
5    If someone or something is on target, they are making good progress and are likely to achieve the result that is wanted.  
on target      phrase   v-link PHR  
We were still right on target for our deadline.     

sitting target        ( sitting targets    plural  ) A sitting target is the same as a sitting duck.      n-count  
They know they are a sitting target for the press.     
target market        ( target markets    plural  ) A target market is a market in which a company is trying to sell its products or services.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
We decided that we needed to change our target market from the over-45s to the 35-45s.     

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tart, treat, tag, tatter

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sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
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