1. [ noun ] (arms) a reference point to shoot at
Synonyms: mark

"his arrow hit the mark"

Related terms: reference_point clout drogue bull's_eye
2. [ noun ] a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
Synonyms: prey fair_game quarry

"he fell prey to muggers" "everyone was fair game" "the target of a manhunt"

Related terms: victim
3. [ noun ] the location of the target that is to be hit
Synonyms: target_area
Related terms: topographic_point ground_zero
4. [ noun ] (games) sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
Synonyms: butt
Related terms: sports_equipment clay_pigeon
5. [ noun ] the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
Synonyms: objective aim object

"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

Related terms: goal thing business point
6. [ verb ] intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
Synonyms: direct aim place point

"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face" "criticism directed at her superior" "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"

Related terms: aim address range_in topographic_point prey