not being the subject or goal of a particular action, program, maneuver, or the like; not designated for use, observation, attack, etc.

Nearby words

  1. nonsurgical,
  2. nonsusceptibility,
  3. nonswimmer,
  4. nonsyllabic,
  5. nonsymmetric,
  6. nontaxable,
  7. nonteaching,
  8. nontechnical,
  9. nontenured,
  10. nonterminating decimal

Origin of nontarget

First recorded in 1940–45; non- + target

Related formsnon·tar·get·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019