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Definition of target:

  1. A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.
  2. A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
  3. A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
  4. A tassel or pendent; also, a shred; tatter.
  5. A thin cut; a slice; specif., of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints.
  6. The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark; as, he made a good target.
  7. The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.

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