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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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From Middle French _targette_, _targuete_, diminutive of _targe_ (“light shield”), from Old French, from Frankish _*targa_ (“buckler”), akin to Old Norse _targa_ (“small round shield”) (whence also Old English _targe_, _targa_ (“shield”)) from Proto-Germanic _*targǭ_ (“edge”), from Proto-Indo-European _*dArg'h-_ (“fenced lot”). Akin to Old High German _zarga_ (“side wall, rim”) (German _Zarge_ (“frame”)).

From Middle French targette, targuete, diminutive of targe (light shield), from Old French, from Frankish *targa (buckler), akin to Old Norse targa (small round shield) (whence also Old English targe, targa (shield)) from Proto-Germanic *targǭ (edge), from Proto-Indo-European *dArg'h- (fenced lot). Akin to Old High German zarga (side wall, rim) (German Zarge (frame)).

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɑrɡɪt/, [ˈtʰɑ˞ɡɪt] * (UK) IPA(key): /tɑːɡɪt/

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɑrɡɪt/, [ˈtʰɑ˞ɡɪt]
  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɑːɡɪt/

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - NOUN
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TARGET (_plural_ TARGETS) * A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile. _Take careful aim at the TARGET._ * A goal or objective. _They have a TARGET to finish the project by November._ * A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war. * 1598, William Shakespeare, _Henry IV_, Part I, Act II, Scene IV, line 200, These four came all afront, and mainly thrust at me. I made me no more ado but took all their seven points in my TARGET, thus. * (obsolete) A shield resembling the Roman scutum. In modern usage, a smaller variety of shield is usually implied by this term. * 1786, Francis Grose, _A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons_, page 22, The TARGET or buckler was carried by the heavy armed foot, it answered to the scutum of the Romans; its form was sometimes that of a rectangular parallelogram, but more commonly had its bottom rounded off; it was generally convex, being curved in its breadth. * (sports) The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark. _He made a good TARGET._ * (surveying) The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff. * (rail transport) A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal. * (cricket) the number of runs that the side batting last needs to score in the final innings in order to win * (linguistics) The tenor of a metaphor. * (translation studies) The translated version of a document, or the language into which translation occurs. _Do you charge by source or TARGET?_ * A person (or group of people) that a person or organization is trying to employ or to have as a customer, audience etc. DERIVED TERMS * targeter * targeting SYNONYMS * See also Wikisaurus:goal * (translated version): target language COORDINATE TERMS * (translated version): source TRANSLATIONS

target (plural targets)

  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.
    Take careful aim at the target.
  2. A goal or objective.
    They have a target to finish the project by November.
  3. A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.
  4. (obsolete) A shield resembling the Roman scutum. In modern usage, a smaller variety of shield is usually implied by this term.
  5. (sports) The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark.
    He made a good target.
  6. (surveying) The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.
  7. (rail transport) A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.
  8. (cricket) the number of runs that the side batting last needs to score in the final innings in order to win
  9. (linguistics) The tenor of a metaphor.
  10. (translation studies) The translated version of a document, or the language into which translation occurs.
    Do you charge by source or target?
  11. A person (or group of people) that a person or organization is trying to employ or to have as a customer, audience etc.

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - VERB
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TARGET (_third-person singular simple present_ TARGETS, _present participle_ TARGETING _or_ TARGETTING, _simple past and past participle_ TARGETED _or_ TARGETTED) * (transitive) To aim something, especially a weapon, at (a target). * (transitive, figuratively) To aim for as an audience or demographic. _The advertising campaign TARGETED older women._ * (transitive, computing) To produce code suitable for. _This cross-platform compiler can TARGET any of several processors._ TRANSLATIONS

target (third-person singular simple present targets, present participle targeting or targetting, simple past and past participle targeted or targetted)

  1. (transitive) To aim something, especially a weapon, at (a target).
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To aim for as an audience or demographic.
    The advertising campaign targeted older women.
  3. (transitive, computing) To produce code suitable for.
    This cross-platform compiler can target any of several processors.

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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* TARGET on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


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