tar·get /ˈtɑrgət/ 名詞
1. A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
2. (a) A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile. (b) The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target.
3. Surveying The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
4. Railroad A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
5. A thin cut; a slice; specif., of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints. [Eng.]
6. A tassel or pendent; also, a shred; tatter. [Obs. Scot.]
n 1: a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
2: 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" [syn: prey, quarry, fair
3: the location of the target that is to be hit [syn: target
4: sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a
marksman or archer to aim at [syn: butt]
5: the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to
be attainable); "the sole object of her trip was to see
her children" [syn: aim, object, objective]
v : 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" [syn: aim, place, direct,
(1 Sam. 17:6, A.V., after the LXX. and Vulg.), a kind of small
shield. The margin has "gorget," a piece of armour for the
throat. The Revised Version more correctly renders the Hebrew
word (kidon) by "javelin." The same Hebrew word is used in Josh.
8:18 (A.V., "spear;" R.V., "javelin"); Job 39:23 (A.V.,
"shield;" R.V., "javelin"); 41:29 (A.V., "spear;" R.V.,