Definitions for objectˈɒb dʒɪkt, -dʒɛkt; əbˈdʒɛkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ob•jectˈɒb dʒɪkt, -dʒɛkt; əbˈdʒɛkt(n.; v.)
anything that is visible or tangible and is relatively stable in form.
a thing, person, or matter to which thought or action is directed:
an object of investigation.
the end toward which effort or action is directed; goal; objective.
anything that may be apprehended intellectually:
objects of thought.
a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun representing either the goal or recipient of the action of a verb or the goal of a preposition, as ball in I hit the ball, her and question in He asked her a question, or table in under the table.
Ref: Compare direct object, indirect object.
Computers.any item that can be individually selected or manipulated, as a picture, data file, or piece of text.
(v.i.)to offer a reason or argument in opposition.
to express or feel disapproval, dislike, or distaste.
(v.t.)to state or cite in opposition:
They objected that the rules were unfair.
Origin of object:
1325–75; (n.) ME < ML objectum something thrown down or presented (to the mind) < L objectus, ptp. of objicere=ob-ob-+-jicere, der. of jacere to throw; (v.) ME: to argue against 蠐 L objectāre to throw or put before, oppose
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"
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"
(grammar) a constituent that is acted upon
"the object of the verb"
the focus of cognitions or feelings
"objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"
(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"
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"
be averse to or express disapproval of
"My wife objects to modern furniture"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a thing that is not living
She took a vase and a few other household objects.
a purpose or goal; = aim
The object of the game is to win the most cards.; The object is to help older people stay at home.
to disagree or be against
He objected to being called a little boy.
to give sth as a reason why you are against sth
Some readers objected that the ad was misleading.
A thing that has physical existence.
The goal, end or purpose of something.
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.
A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.
To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.
Origin: From obiectum literally "thrown against", from obiectus, perfect passive participle of obicio, from ob + iacio.
to set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose
to offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason
to make opposition in words or argument; -- usually followed by to
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
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
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
sight; show; appearance; aspect
a word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb
opposed; presented in opposition; also, exposed
Translations for object
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a thing that can be seen or felt
There were various objects on the table.
- objetoPortuguese (BR)
- der GegenstandGerman
- objeto, cosaSpanish
- چیز؛ شیFarsi
- 물건, 물체Korean
- daiktas, objektasLithuanian
- objekts; priekšmetsLatvian
- gjenstand, tingNorwegian
- چیز؛ شیPersian
- يو شىPashto
- предмет; вещьRussian
- föremål, sak, tingSwedish
- 物體Chinese (Trad.)
- предмет, річUkrainian
- đồ vậtVietnamese
- 物体Chinese (Simp.)
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