| \ ˈäb-jikt
: something material that may be perceived by the senses
I see an object in the distance.
: something that when viewed stirs a particular emotion (such as pity)
Look on the tragic loading of this bed … the object poisons sight; let it be hid.— William Shakespeare
: 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
: something physical that is perceived by an individual and becomes an agent for psychological identification
The mother is the primary object of the child.
: the goal or end of an effort or activity : purpose, objective
Their object is to investigate the matter thoroughly. The object of the game is to score the most points.
: a cause for attention or concern
Money is no object.
: a thing that forms an element of or constitutes the subject matter of an investigation or science
objects of study
: a noun or noun equivalent (such as a pronoun, gerund, or clause) denoting the goal or result of the action of a verb (such as ball in I hit the ball)
: a noun or noun equivalent in a prepositional phrase (such as table in on the table)
: a discrete entity (such as a window or icon) in computer graphics (see graphic entry 2 sense 2b) that can be manipulated independently of other such entities
| \ əb-ˈjekt
objected; objecting; objects
: to oppose something firmly and usually with words or arguments
: to feel distaste for something
: of, relating to, or being object code
an object file