Student Thesaurus

One entry found for target.
Entry Word: target
Function: noun
Text: 1 a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule <Cinderella became the target of her stepsisters' envy>
Synonyms butt, mark, sitting duck, victim
Related Words laughingstock, mockery; fall guy, goat, scapegoat, whipping boy
Near Antonyms gossip, gossiper, talebearer, tattler, tattletale, troublemaker; defamer, libeler (or libeller), traducer; baiter, heckler, needler, ribber, taunter, teaser, tormentor; derider, insulter, mocker, ridiculer, scoffer, scorner; caricaturist, lampooner, parodist, satirist
2 a person or thing that is made fun of <after my botched haircut, I became the target of lots of jokes at school> -- see LAUGHINGSTOCK
3 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <our target is to raise $100,000 for a new playground by August> -- see GOAL