What does object mean?

Definitions for object
ˈɒb dʒɪkt, -dʒɛkt; əbˈdʒɛktob·ject

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word object.

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"

GCIDE

  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.

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

  3. Object(n.)

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

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

Wiktionary

  1. object(Noun)

    A thing that has physical existence.

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

  2. object(Noun)

    The goal, end or purpose of something.

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

  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.

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

  4. object(Noun)

    A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.

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

  5. object(Noun)

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

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

  6. object(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

  3. Object(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

  7. Object(verb)

    sight; show; appearance; aspect

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

  9. Object(adj)

    opposed; presented in opposition; also, exposed

    Etymology: [L. objectus. See Object, v. t.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Object

    ob-jekt′, v.t. to place before the view: to throw in the way of: to offer in opposition: to oppose.—v.i. to oppose: to give a reason against.—n. Objectificā′tion.—v.t. Object′ify, to make objective.—n. Objec′tion, act of objecting: anything said or done in opposition: argument against.—adj. Objec′tionable, that may be objected to: requiring to be disapproved of.—adv. Objec′tionably, in an objectionable manner or degree.—adj. Object′ive, relating to an object: being exterior to the mind: substantive, self-existent: setting forth what is external, actual, practical, apart from the sensations or emotions of the speaker: as opposed to Subjective, pertaining to that which is real or exists in nature, in contrast with what is ideal or exists merely in thought: (gram.) belonging to the case of the object.—n. (gram.) the case of the object: in microscopes, &c., the lens which brings the rays to a focus: the point to which the operations of an army are directed.—adv. Object′ively.—ns. Object′iveness; Object′ivism.—adj. Objectivist′ic.—ns. Objectiv′ity, state of being objective; Object′or. [Fr.,—L. objectāre, a freq. of objicĕre, -jectumob, in the way of, jacĕre, to throw.]

  2. Object

    ob′jekt, n. anything perceived or set before the mind: that which is sought after, or that toward which an action is directed: end: motive: (gram.) that toward which the action of a transitive verb is directed.—ns. Ob′ject-find′er, a device in microscopes for locating an object in the field before examination by a higher power; Ob′ject-glass, the glass at the end of a telescope or microscope next the object; Ob′jectist, one versed in the objective philosophy.—adj. Ob′jectless, having no object: purposeless.—ns. Ob′ject-less′on, a lesson in which the object to be described, or a representation of it, is shown; Ob′ject-soul, a vital principle attributed by the primitive mind to inanimate objects.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. object

    A word in military movements and evolutions, synonymous with point. Thus, in marching forward in line, etc., the guide of a squad, company, or battalion, must take two objects at least to fix his line of march by which the whole body is regulated. As he advances he selects succession objects or points to prolong the line.

  2. object

    The mark aimed at in the fire of small-arms or artillery.

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

How to pronounce object?

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How to say object in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of object in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of object in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of object in a Sentence

  1. Hannah Earnshaw:

    Ten days is a really short amount of time for such a bright object to appear, usually with NuSTAR, we observe more gradual changes over time, and we dont often observe a source multiple times in quick succession. In this instance, we were fortunate to catch a source changing extremely quickly, which is very exciting.

  2. Matthew Knight:

    In the next 10 years, we expect to begin seeing more objects like' Oumuamua. The LSST will be leaps and bounds beyond any other survey we have in terms of capability to find small interstellar visitors, we may start seeing a new object every year. That's when we'll start to know whether' Oumuamua is weird, or common. If we find 10-20 of these things and' Oumuamua still looks unusual, we'll have to reexamine our explanations.

  3. Dr Fraser:

    The tumbling actually causes stresses and strains internal to the object, and that slowly but surely squeezes and pulls on the object just like tides on the Earth to remove energy from the spin.

  4. Robert Henoch:

    He was put through a four-year ordeal while U.S. nationals committing the object crime of tax evasion were allowed to escape with a fine, without even a slap on the wrist.

  5. Pano Anthos:

    There is no shiny object or silver bullet to this retailer set of challenges out there.

Images & Illustrations of object

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Translations for object

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  • 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
  • objectLatin
  • 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
  • วัตถุThai
  • 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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