Definition of Object in English :

Define Object in English

Object meaning in English

Meaning of Object in English

Pronunciation of Object in English

Object pronunciation in English

Pronounce Object in English


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1. object, physical object

a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

Example Sentences:
'it was full of rackets, balls and other objects'

2. aim, object, objective, target

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

Example Sentences:
'the sole object of her trip was to see her children'

3. object

(grammar) a constituent that is acted upon

Example Sentences:
'the object of the verb'

4. object

the focus of cognitions or feelings

Example Sentences:
'objects of thought'
'the object of my affection'

5. object

(computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer

Example Sentences:
'in object-oriented programming, objects include data and define its status, its methods of operation and how it interacts with other objects'


6. object

express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

Example Sentences:
'She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with'
'When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license'

7. object

be averse to or express disapproval of

Example Sentences:
'My wife objects to modern furniture'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of object
a tangible and visible thing
a person or thing seen as a focus or target for feelings, thought, etc
an object of affection
an aim, purpose, or objective
4. informal
a ridiculous or pitiable person, spectacle, etc
5. philosophy
that towards which cognition is directed, as contrasted with the thinking subject; anything regarded as external to the mind, esp in the external world
6. grammar
a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase whose referent is the recipient of the action of a verb
See also direct object, indirect object
7. grammar
a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that is governed by a preposition
8.  no object
9. computing
a self-contained identifiable component of a software system or design
object-oriented programming
1. (tr; takes a clause as object)
to state as an objection
he objected that his motives had been good
2. (intransitive; often foll by to)
to raise or state an objection (to); present an argument (against)

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see synonyms of object
a thing that can be seen or touched; material thing that occupies space
a person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
what is aimed at; purpose; end; goal
a cause for concern
used in negative constructions
money is no object
5.  Grammar
a noun or other substantive that directly or indirectly receives the action of a verb, or one that is governed by a preposition
in “Give me the book,” “book” is the direct object and “me” is the indirect object
6.  Philosophy
anything that can be known or perceived by the mind
verb transitive
7.  Archaic
to oppose
to thrust in; interpose
to expose
to bring forward as a reason, instance, etc.; adduce
to put forward in opposition; state by way of objection
it was objected that the new tax law was unfair
verb intransitive
to put forward an objection or objections; enter a protest; be opposed
to feel or express disapproval or dislike

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of object
1. A specific, individual, material entity, especially one that is not living or not sentient.
a. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action: a product that was so bad it became an object of derision.
b. A limiting factor that must be considered: Since money is no object, let's eat at that fancy place.
3. The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort: the object of the game. See Synonyms at intention.
4. Grammar
a. A noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that receives or is affected by the action of a verb within a sentence.
b. A noun or substantive governed by a preposition and typically following it.
5. Philosophy Something intelligible to or perceptible by the mind.
6. Computers
a. A discrete item than can be selected and maneuvered, such as an onscreen graphic.
b. In object-oriented programming, a structure that combines data and the procedures necessary to operate on that data.
v. (əb-jĕkt) ob·ject·ed, ob·ject·ing, ob·jects
v. intr.
1. To present a dissenting or opposing argument; raise an objection: objected to the testimony of the witness.
2. To be averse to or express disapproval of something: objects to modern materialism.
v. tr.
To put forward in or as a reason for opposition; offer as criticism: They objected that discipline was lacking.

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