on-target

adjective on-tar·get \ ˈän-ˈtär-gət , ˈȯn- \

Definition of on-target

: exactly appropriate : accurate
  • on-target advice

First Known Use of on-target

1967

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Learn More about on-target


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up on-target? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

subject to rapid or unexpected change

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!