Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of target.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Furnished, armed, or protected, with a target.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished or armed with a target; having a defensive covering, as of metal or hide.

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Examples

  • The term targeted, they may have been targeted as people who may have had a couple of bucks, where someone targeted them to steal money from them possibly.

    CNN Transcript Jun 3, 2009

  • It also came out that she was one of the 20 candidates "targeted" for removal by Sarah Palin, the term targeted being literal as Palin had a campaign map with bull's eyes over the targeted districts and then cross hairs over the actual candidates pictures; her campaign's later assertion on the Tammy Bruce show Monday, January 10, 2011 that these were "surveyor" symbols and that the graphic was "farmed out" and they didn't see them as "crosshairs" is so disingenuous coming from a campaign of a woman who shoots wolves from a plane using a what?... rifle, is simply beyond the pale.

    Charles Karel Bouley: Tucson: In the Blame Game, We All Lose

  • Read More Beijing Aims Jab at U.S. Via Yuan China's New Lenders of Last Resort Small Companies Teeter as Beijing Tightens Lending Analysts say the new policy represents what they call "targeted easing," intended to focus on specific areas where companies are under stress without the government loosening overall monetary policy.

    China Puts Light on Shadow Loans

  • On Friday, he gave the order to proceed with what he described as a targeted operation against a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

    U.S. Forces Kill Osama bin Laden

  • On Friday, the president gave the order to proceed with what he described as a targeted operation against a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, about 40 miles outside the capital city of Islamabad.

    How Bin Laden Was Found and Killed

  • But it's very common for parents in this situation of being what we refer to as the targeted parent to really be so moved by this that it's a life changing event.

    CNN Transcript Apr 27, 2007

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'US expected to press for sanctions against Iran'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'The United States will press other major world powers today to consider what it calls targeted sanctions against Iran as an April 30 deadline nears for Tehran to demonstrate to the UN that it is not pursuing nuclear weapons.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: US expected to press for sanctions against Iran

  • The United States will press other major world powers today to consider what it calls targeted sanctions against Iran as an April 30 deadline nears for Tehran to demonstrate to the UN that it is not pursuing nuclear weapons.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: US expected to press for sanctions against Iran

  • BLITZER: Is he, though, a legitimate target for what they call targeted assassination -- the leader of Hezbollah?

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2006

  • It ended with a two-hour firefight that was finally brought to a close when American airpower was brought in, with what they called targeted, precision firing.

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2006

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