object

26 ENTRIES FOUND:

1ob·ject

noun \ˈäb-jikt, -(ˌ)jekt\

: a thing that you can see and touch and that is not alive

: someone or something that makes you feel a specified emotion

: someone or something that your attention or interest is directed toward

Full Definition of OBJECT

1
a :  something material that may be perceived by the senses <I see an object in the distance>
b :  something that when viewed stirs a particular emotion (as pity) <look to the tragic loading of this bed … the object poisons sight; let it be hid — Shakespeare>
2
a :  something mental or physical toward which thought, feeling, or action is directed <an object for study> <the object of my affection> <delicately carved art objects>
b :  something physical that is perceived by an individual and becomes an agent for psychological identification <the mother is the primary object of the child>
3
a :  the goal or end of an effort or activity :  purpose, objective <their object is to investigate the matter thoroughly>
b :  a cause for attention or concern <money is no object>
4
:  a thing that forms an element of or constitutes the subject matter of an investigation or science
5
a :  a noun or noun equivalent (as a pronoun, gerund, or clause) denoting the goal or result of the action of a verb
b :  a noun or noun equivalent in a prepositional phrase
6
a :  a data structure in object-oriented programming that can contain functions as well as data, variables, and other data structures
b :  a discrete entity (as a window or icon) in computer graphics that can be manipulated independently of other such entities
ob·ject·less \-ləs\ adjective
ob·ject·less·ness noun

Examples of OBJECT

  1. There were three objects in the box: a comb, a pen, and a button.
  2. His object is to determine how much the business will cost to operate.

Origin of OBJECT

Middle English, from Medieval Latin objectum, from Latin, neuter of objectus, past participle of obicere to throw in the way, present, hinder, from ob- in the way + jacere to throw — more at ob-, jet
First Known Use: 14th century

2ob·ject

verb \əb-ˈjekt\

: to disagree with something or oppose something

: to say (something that explains why you oppose something or disagree)

Full Definition of OBJECT

transitive verb
:  to put forth in opposition or as an objection <objected that the statement was misleading>
intransitive verb
1
:  to oppose something firmly and usually with words or arguments
2
:  to feel distaste for something
ob·jec·tor \-ˈjek-tər\ noun

Examples of OBJECT

  1. No one objected when the paintings were removed.
  2. We can't buy the chair, he objected. It won't fit in the car.

Origin of OBJECT

Middle English, from Latin objectus, past participle of obicere to throw in the way, object
First Known Use: 15th century

3object

adjective \same as 1\

Definition of OBJECT

:  of, relating to, or being object code <an object file>

First Known Use of OBJECT

1959

ob·ject

noun \ˈäb-(ˌ)jekt, -jikt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OBJECT

1
: something material that may be perceived by the senses
2
: something mental or physical toward which thought, feeling, or action is directed

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