|1.||[ noun ] (arms) a reference point to shoot at|
"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"
|3.||[ noun ] the location of the target that is to be hit|
|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|
|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|