Definition of object
(Entry 1 of 3)
1a : 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 (such as pity) Look on the tragic loading of this bed … the object poisons sight; let it be hid.— William Shakespeare
2a : 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.
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 objects of study
5a : 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)
b : a noun or noun equivalent in a prepositional phrase (such as table in on the table)
objected; objecting; objects
Definition of object (Entry 2 of 3)
: to put forth in opposition or as an objection objected that the statement was misleading
1 : to oppose something firmly and usually with words or arguments
2 : to feel distaste for something
Definition of object (Entry 3 of 3)
: of, relating to, or being object code an object file
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