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Target vs. Challenge

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Targetnoun

A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.

‘Take careful aim at the target.’;

Challengenoun

A confrontation; a dare.

Targetnoun

A goal or objective.

‘They have a target to finish the project by November.’;

Challengenoun

An instigation or antagonization intended to convince a person to perform an action they otherwise would not.

Targetnoun

A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.

Challengenoun

A bid to overcome something.

‘a challenge to the king's authority’;

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Targetnoun

(obsolete) A shield resembling the Roman scutum, larger than the modern buckler.

Challengenoun

(sports) An attempt to take possession; a tackle

Targetnoun

(heraldry) A bearing representing a buckler.

Challengenoun

A summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.

Targetnoun

(sports) The pattern or arrangement of a series of hits made by a marksman on a butt or mark.

‘He made a good target.’;

Challengenoun

The act of a sentry in halting a person and demanding the countersign, or (by extension) the action of a computer system demanding a password, etc.

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Targetnoun

(surveying) The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.

Challengenoun

An attempt to have a work of literature restricted or removed from a public library or school curriculum.

Targetnoun

(rail transport) A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.

Challengenoun

A difficult task, especially one that the person making the attempt finds more enjoyable because of that difficulty.

Targetnoun

(cricket) the number of runs that the side batting last needs to score in the final innings in order to win

Challengenoun

(legal) A procedure or action.

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Targetnoun

(linguistics) The tenor of a metaphor.

Challengenoun

A judge's interest in the result of the case for which he or she should not be allowed to sit the case, e.g. a conflict of interest.

‘Consanguinity in direct line is a challenge for a judge when he or she is sitting cases.’;

Targetnoun

(translation studies) The translated version of a document, or the language into which translation occurs.

‘Do you charge by source or target?’;

Challengenoun

The act of appealing a ruling or decision of a court of administrative agency.

Targetnoun

A person (or group of people) that a person or organization is trying to employ or to have as a customer, audience etc.

Challengenoun

The act of seeking to remove a judge, arbitrator or other judicial or semi-judicial figure for reasons of alleged bias or incapacity.

‘We're still waiting to hear how the court rules on our challenge of the arbitrator based on conflict of interest.’;

Targetnoun

A thin cut; a slice; specifically, of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints.

Challengenoun

(US) An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.

Targetnoun

A tassel or pendant.

Challengenoun

(hunting) The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.

Targetnoun

A shred; a tatter.

Challengeverb

To invite someone to take part in a competition.

‘We challenged the boys next door to a game of football.’;

Targetverb

(transitive) To aim something, especially a weapon, at (a target).

Challengeverb

To dare someone.

Targetverb

To aim for as an audience or demographic.

‘The advertising campaign targeted older women.’;

Challengeverb

To dispute something.

‘to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation’;

Targetverb

To produce code suitable for.

‘This cross-platform compiler can target any of several processors.’;

Challengeverb

(legal) To make a formal objection to a juror.

Targetnoun

A kind of small shield or buckler, used as a defensive weapon in war.

Challengeverb

(obsolete) To claim as due; to demand as a right.

Targetnoun

A butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.

Challengeverb

(obsolete) To censure; to blame.

Targetnoun

The sliding crosspiece, or vane, on a leveling staff.

Challengeverb

(military) To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines).

‘The sentinel challenged us with "Who goes there?"’;

Targetnoun

A conspicuous disk attached to a switch lever to show its position, or for use as a signal.

Challengeverb

(US) To object to the reception of the vote of, e.g. on the ground that the person is not qualified as a voter.

Targetnoun

A thin cut; a slice; specif., of lamb, a piece consisting of the neck and breast joints.

Challengeverb

To take (a final exam) in order to get credit for a course without taking it.

Targetnoun

A tassel or pendent; also, a shred; tatter.

Challengenoun

An invitation to engage in a contest or controversy of any kind; a defiance; specifically, a summons to fight a duel; also, the letter or message conveying the summons.

‘A challenge to controversy.’;

Targetnoun

A goal for an activity; as, the target of this year's fundraising drive is 2 million dollars.

Challengenoun

The act of a sentry in halting any one who appears at his post, and demanding the countersign.

Targetnoun

A metallic object toward which a beam of electrons is aimed in a tube designed to generate X-rays; when the electrons strike the target, the impact causes emission of X-rays.

Challengenoun

A claim or demand.

‘There must be no challenge of superiority.’;

Targetnoun

Any object toward which a beam of photons, a laser beam, an electron beam, or a beam of atomic or subatomic particles is aimed.

Challengenoun

The opening and crying of hounds at first finding the scent of their game.

Targetnoun

A person who is the subject of criticism or ridicule.

Challengenoun

An exception to a juror or to a member of a court martial, coupled with a demand that he should be held incompetent to act; the claim of a party that a certain person or persons shall not sit in trial upon him or his cause.

Targetnoun

a reference point to shoot at;

‘his arrow hit the mark’;

Challengenoun

An exception to a person as not legally qualified to vote. The challenge must be made when the ballot is offered.

Targetnoun

a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence;

‘he fell prey to muggers’; ‘everyone was fair game’; ‘the target of a manhunt’;

Challengeverb

To call to a contest of any kind; to call to answer; to defy.

‘I challenge any man to make any pretense to power by right of fatherhood.’;

Targetnoun

the location of the target that is to be hit

Challengeverb

To call, invite, or summon to answer for an offense by personal combat.

‘By this I challenge him to single fight.’;

Targetnoun

sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

Challengeverb

To claim as due; to demand as a right.

‘Challenge better terms.’;

Targetnoun

the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable);

‘the sole object of her trip was to see her children’;

Challengeverb

To censure; to blame.

‘He complained of the emperors . . . and challenged them for that he had no greater revenues . . . from them.’;

Targetverb

intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;

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

Challengeverb

To question or demand the countersign from (one who attempts to pass the lines); as, the sentinel challenged us, with "Who comes there?"

Targetnoun

a person, object, or place selected as the aim of an attack

‘the airport terminal was the target of a bomb’; ‘a military target’;

Challengeverb

To take exception to; question; as, to challenge the accuracy of a statement or of a quotation.

Targetnoun

a mark or point at which one fires or aims, especially a round or rectangular board marked with concentric circles used in archery or shooting.

Challengeverb

To object to or take exception to, as to a juror, or member of a court.

Targetnoun

an objective or result towards which efforts are directed

‘the car met its sales target in record time’;

Challengeverb

To object to the reception of the vote of, as on the ground that the person in not qualified as a voter.

Targetnoun

a person or thing against whom criticism or abuse is directed

‘they were the target for a wave of abuse from the press’;

Challengeverb

To assert a right; to claim a place.

‘Where nature doth with merit challenge.’;

Targetnoun

an idealization of the articulation of a speech sound, with reference to which actual utterances can be described.

Challengenoun

a demanding or stimulating situation;

‘they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power’;

Targetnoun

a small round shield or buckler.

Challengenoun

a call to engage in a contest or fight

Targetverb

select as an object of attention or attack

‘two men were targeted by the attackers’;

Challengenoun

questioning a statement and demanding an explanation;

‘his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy’;

Targetverb

aim or direct (something)

‘warheads were targeted on a European city’;

Challengenoun

a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

Challengenoun

a demand by a sentry for a password or identification

Challengeverb

take exception to;

‘She challenged his claims’;

Challengeverb

issue a challenge to;

‘Fischer challenged Spassky to a match’;

Challengeverb

ask for identification;

‘The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard’;

Challengeverb

raise a formal objection in a court of law

Challengenoun

a call to someone to participate in a competitive situation or fight to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength

‘he accepted the challenge’;

Challengenoun

a task or situation that tests someone's abilities

‘he took up the challenge of organizing a sports afternoon’; ‘the traverse of the ridge is a challenge for experienced climbers’;

Challengenoun

an attempt to win a contest or championship in a sport

‘he is desperate for a third world title challenge’;

Challengenoun

a call to prove or justify something

‘a challenge to the legality of the banning order’;

Challengenoun

a guard's call for a password or other proof of identity

‘I heard the challenge ‘Who goes there?’’;

Challengenoun

an objection regarding the eligibility or suitability of a jury member.

Challengenoun

exposure of the immune system to pathogenic organisms or antigens

‘recently vaccinated calves should be protected from challenge’;

Challengeverb

dispute the truth or validity of

‘it is possible to challenge the report's assumptions’;

Challengeverb

object to (a jury member)

‘a certain number of jurors may be challenged’;

Challengeverb

(of a guard) order (someone) to prove their identity

‘the watchman did not challenge him’;

Challengeverb

invite (someone) to engage in a contest

‘he challenged one of my men to a duel’; ‘organizations challenged the government in by-elections’;

Challengeverb

enter into competition with or opposition against.

Challengeverb

make a rival claim to or threaten someone's hold on (a position)

‘they were challenging his leadership’;

Challengeverb

invite (someone) to do or say something that one thinks will be difficult or impossible

‘I challenge the Minister to deny these accusations’;

Challengeverb

make demands on; prove testing to

‘a new way of life that would challenge them’;

Challengeverb

expose (the immune system) to pathogenic organisms or antigens.

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