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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Target  \Tar"get\,  n. 
  1.  A  thin  cut;  a  slice;  specif.,  of  lamb,  a  piece  consisting 
  of  the  neck  and  breast  joints.  [Eng.] 
  2.  A  tassel  or  pendent;  also  a  shred;  tatter.  [Obs.  Scot.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Target  \Tar"get\,  n.  [OF.  targette  dim.  of  OF  &  F.  targe,  of 
  Teutonic  origin;  cf  AS  targe,  OD  targie,  G.  zarge  a  frame, 
  case,  border,  OHG.  zarga,  Icel.  targa  shield.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  small  shield  or  buckler,  used  as  a  defensive 
  weapon  in  war. 
  a  A  butt  or  mark  to  shoot  at  as  for  practice,  or  to 
  test  the  accuracy  of  a  firearm,  or  the  force  of  a 
  b  The  pattern  or  arrangement  of  a  series  of  hits  made  by 
  a  marksman  on  a  butt  or  mark;  as  he  made  a  good 
  3.  (Surveying)  The  sliding  crosspiece,  or  vane,  on  a  leveling 
  4.  (Railroad)  A  conspicuous  disk  attached  to  a  switch  lever 
  to  show  its  position,  or  for  use  as  a  signal. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  reference  point  to  shoot  at  "his  arrow  hit  the  mark" 
  [syn:  {mark}] 
  2:  a  person  who  is  the  victim  of  ridicule  or  exploitation  by 
  some  hostile  person  or  influence;  "he  fell  prey  to 
  muggers";  "everyone  was  fair  game"  [syn:  {prey},  {quarry}, 
  {fair  game}] 
  3:  the  location  of  the  target  that  is  to  be  hit  [syn:  {target 
  4:  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}, 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {SCSI  target} 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (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., 

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