Definitions for objectˈɒb dʒɪkt, -dʒɛkt; əbˈdʒɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. object, physical object(noun)

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

    "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

  2. aim, object, objective, target(noun)

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

    "the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

  3. object(noun)

    (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon

    "the object of the verb"

  4. object(noun)

    the focus of cognitions or feelings

    "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"

  5. object(verb)

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

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

  6. object(verb)

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

    "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(verb)

    be averse to or express disapproval of

    "My wife objects to modern furniture"


  1. Object(v. i.)

    To make opposition in words or argument; to express one's displeasure; -- usually followed by to; as, she objected to his vulgar language. Sir. T. More.

  2. Object(n.)

    (Computers) Any set of data that is or can be manipulated or referenced by a computer program as a single entity; -- the term may be used broadly, to include files, images (such as icons on the screen), or small data structures. More narrowly, anything defined as an object within an object-oriented programming language.

  3. Object(n.)

    (Ontology) Anything which exists and which has attributes; distinguished from attributes, processes, and relations.

  4. Origin: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]


  1. object(Noun)

    A thing that has physical existence.

  2. object(Noun)

    The goal, end or purpose of something.

  3. object(Noun)

    The noun phrase which is an internal complement of a verb phrase or a prepositional phrase. In a verb phrase with a transitive action verb, it is typically the receiver of the action.

  4. object(Noun)

    A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.

  5. object(Noun)

    In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.

  6. object(Verb)

    To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.

  7. Origin: From obiectum literally "thrown against", from obiectus, perfect passive participle of obicio, from ob + iacio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Object(verb)

    to set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose

  2. Object(verb)

    to offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason

  3. Object(verb)

    to make opposition in words or argument; -- usually followed by to

  4. Object(verb)

    that which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in the way of some of the senses; something visible or tangible; as, he observed an object in the distance; all the objects in sight; he touched a strange object in the dark

  5. Object(verb)

    that which is set, or which may be regarded as set, before the mind so as to be apprehended or known; that of which the mind by any of its activities takes cognizance, whether a thing external in space or a conception formed by the mind itself; as, an object of knowledge, wonder, fear, thought, study, etc

  6. Object(verb)

    that by which the mind, or any of its activities, is directed; that on which the purpose are fixed as the end of action or effort; that which is sought for; end; aim; motive; final cause

  7. Object(verb)

    sight; show; appearance; aspect

  8. Object(verb)

    a word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb

  9. Object(adj)

    opposed; presented in opposition; also, exposed

  10. Origin: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]


  1. Object

    In computer science, an object is a location in memory having a value and referenced by an identifier. An object can be a variable, function, or data structure. With the later introduction of object-oriented programming the same word, "object," refers to a particular instance of a class.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'object' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1942

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'object' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3524

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'object' in Nouns Frequency: #462

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'object' in Verbs Frequency: #732

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • objekAfrikaans
  • كائن, مفعول, هدفArabic
  • прадмет, аб'ектBelarusian
  • предмет, обектBulgarian
  • objecteCatalan, Valencian
  • objekt, předmět, namítnoutCzech
  • objekt, ting, indvendeDanish
  • Objekt, Gegenstand, Einwände haben, dagegen sein, einwendenGerman
  • αντικείμενο, σκοπός, αντιτίθεμαι, ενίσταμαι, αντιτείνω, διαφωνώGreek
  • complemento, objeto, objetarSpanish
  • eseEstonian
  • چیز, شیء, مفعولPersian
  • kohde, olio, objekti, esine, vastustaa, väittää vastaanFinnish
  • objet, objecter, opposerFrench
  • cuspairScottish Gaelic
  • obxectoGalician
  • אוביקט, חפץ, מושאHebrew
  • चीज़, कर्मHindi
  • objèHaitian Creole
  • tárgy, ellenezHungarian
  • խնդիր, իր, օբյեկտArmenian
  • objekto, objecionarIdo
  • hlutur, andlag, andl., mótmæla, malda í mórinn, mæla á mótiIcelandic
  • oggetto, obiettareItalian
  • 物, 物件, オブジェクト, 目的語, 対象, 物体, 反対Japanese
  • កម្មបទ, វត្ថុវិស័យKhmer
  • 물건, 物件, 목적어Korean
  • zavatra, mitohitra, tsy manaikyMalagasy
  • rauweneMāori
  • предмет, објект, приговараMacedonian
  • कर्म, वस्तुMarathi
  • voorwerp, lijdend voorwerp, object, meewerkend voorwerp, ertegen zijn, protesterenDutch
  • gjenstand, objekt, tingNorwegian
  • przedmiot, obiekt, dopełnienie, sprzeciwiać sięPolish
  • objeto, objetivo, objetarPortuguese
  • kutipakuyQuechua
  • obiect, lucru, obiecta, opuneRomanian
  • объект, дополнение, предмет, возражать, возразитьRussian
  • वस्तु, कर्मSanskrit
  • وَٿَ, وَکَرُ, مفعول, نشانو, شَيSindhi
  • objekat, objekt, објект, предмет, објекат, predmetSerbo-Croatian
  • predmet, objekt, namietaťSlovak
  • objekt, predmetSlovene
  • föremål, objekt, protestera, invända, motsätta sigSwedish
  • కర్మ, వస్తువుTelugu
  • шайъTajik
  • nesne, obje, cisim, karşı çıkmak, itirazı olmakTurkish
  • об'єкт, предметUkrainian
  • چیزUrdu
  • đồ vật, vật thể, tân ngữ, đối tượng, phản đốiVietnamese

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