• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Targeteer One who is armed with a target or shield.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in thePacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 calibermachine gunammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into thefuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9yards."
    • n targeteer A soldier carrying a target or buckler. Especially— A Greek or Roman light-armed soldier; a peltast.
    • n targeteer In the early part of the seventeenth century, a soldier furnished with a target to replace in part the armor which was being abandoned.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You're more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas.
    • ns Targeteer one armed with a shield, a peltast
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  • Mal Pancoast
    “The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it.”
  • Nido Qubein
    Nido Qubein
    “Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.”
  • W. Clement Stone
    “You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination.”
  • Geoffrey F. Fisher
    Geoffrey F. Fisher
    “When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.”
  • Doug Horton
    “Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “Set your target and keep trying until you reach it.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. targe; Old High Ger. zarga, a frame, wall; Fr. targe is of Teut. origin.


In literature:

The target was placed against the bank of the river, so that the bullets might find a safe retreat.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
As a matter of course, with a target so unstable as a student audience, Brenton by no means hit the bull's-eye every time.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Remember, you've got to learn how to drill, and march, and shoot at a target, and all that.
"The Rover Boys at Colby Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
Its target was visible enough, and close, full before it in the last golden light.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Fresh ammunition was coming up from the waggon lines, and our guns continued to fire on arranged targets.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
And at short range the unicorns invariably charged and presented no such target.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
Tweed led fire laddies and Kelly dragged about target-shooters upon the eve of elections.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Terry aimed at the head, making the part between and above the eyes his target.
"The Hunters of the Ozark" by Edward S. Ellis
After all, he had been picked for a unique position: target-tosser for the great God Dionysus.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He touched a button near the firing line and waited for the target to come in to him.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole

In poetry:

'O whair get thou these targets, Johnnie,
That blink see brawly abune thy brie?'
'I get them in the field fechting,
Wher, cruel king, thou durst not be.
"Johnny Armstrong (original)" by Anonymous British
We simply cannot get into our minds
That people do not always die in bed.
They die abruptly, with unfinished work,
Before they reach the target, they are dead!
""All through his life he drew the scenes of war..."" by Konstantin Simonov
Ther hang nine targets at Johnnies hat,
And ilk an worth three hundred pound:
'What wants that knave that a king suld haif,
But the sword of honour and the crown!
"Johnny Armstrong (original)" by Anonymous British
It was not your fault.
What should have gone on,
Arrow aimed from a tried bow
At a tried target, has turned back,
Wounding itself
With questions you had not asked.
"Sorry" by R S Thomas
O you blessed ones, you who are whole,
you who seem the beginning of hearts,
bows for the arrows and arrows' targets—
tear-bright, your lips more eternally smile.
"The Sonnets To Orpheus: IV" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Somewhere, ages before him, in centuries long gone by,
His forbears heard the singing shaft on its fierce errand fly
When the strong arms that learned their skill on every English green
Unto a sterner target drove their arrows swift and keen.
"A Ballad Of The Time" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

State achievement district targets Memphis' low performing schools.
Will it make any difference if Zarqawi’s network targets American servicewomen.
Dana Point law may target boats anchored outside harbor.
On Target 28 days ago.
Asked whether the NYPD dealt with Muslims fairly or targeted them unfairly, 58 percent thought the NYPD was appropriate , while 29 percent thought police were unfair and 13 percent didn't know or had no answer.
We just didn't know when and who would be the first target.
Target, Best Buy Black Friday ads.
Target targets 'Twi- hards '.
Such preferences have the form that point x1 has a larger target value than that of x2, although the target values for x1, x2 are unknown.
Unusual Targets for Target Laser.
Designer Pamper diapers will be available in 11 styles for babies and toddlers at Target stores and on beginning in mid-July .
Designer Pamper diapers, Target stores,, Procter & Gamble Inc, Cynthia Rowley, Jodi Allen.
Merona for Target, (available November 1).
This undated photo provided June 1, 2012, by Target Corp. Shows one of the T-shirts target is selling to raise money for a group working to defeat a gay marriage ban in Minnesota.
Last week, readers were most interested in 'Target Practice,' an in-depth look at how Target is set to impact Canadian retailers.

In science:

Actually, as we proceed to show the GMFPT averaged over the target site, defined by hGMFPTi = PT Peq(T )GMFPT(T ), has scaling properties with Ng which can widely differ from the case of a fixed target site studied above.
Global mean first-passage times of random walks on complex networks
Additionaly, we have demonstrated that the scaling of the GMFPT to a specific target is not a representative property of the network, since the target averaged GMFPT satisfies much more restrictive bounds, which in particular forbid any sublinear scaling with the network size.
Global mean first-passage times of random walks on complex networks
Given this requirement, targeting becomes increasingly inefficient as the survey progresses (fewer targets without a redshift per tile).
Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): The input catalogue and star-galaxy separation
In addition, clustered targets in any of these categories were given a higher priority. A clustered target was defined as one within 40′′ of another target, where 40′′ is approximately the closest two fibres can be placed.
Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): The input catalogue and star-galaxy separation
When the node arrives closer to the target than the step distance, a new target is selected.
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