Synonyms of target


1. target, mark, reference point, point of reference, reference

usage: a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"

2. prey, quarry, target, fair game, victim

usage: 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"

3. target, target area, topographic point, place, spot

usage: the location of the target that is to be hit

4. target, butt, sports equipment

usage: sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

5. aim, object, objective, target, goal, end

usage: the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"


1. target, aim, place, direct, point, aim, take, train, take aim, direct

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of target (Dictionary)