target

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Target is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /ˈtɑrɡɪt/ or [ˈtʰɑrɡɪt̚]
  • (UK) IPA: /tɑːɡɪt/
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Noun[change]

Singular
target

Plural
targets

A target used for archery.
  1. A target is an area to shoot at. It is usually used for practice or to test the accuracy of a gun.
  2. A target is a goal or objective.
    We didn't hit our sales targets this week.

Verb[change]

Plain form
target

Third-person singular
targets

Past tense
targeted

Past participle
targeted

Present participle
targeting

  1. To target is to aim at something, usually with a gun.