aim adds to these implications of effort directed toward attaining or accomplishing.
her aim was to raise film to an art form
end stresses the intended effect of action often in distinction or contrast to the action or means as such.
willing to use any means to achieve his end
object may equal end but more often applies to a more individually determined wish or need.
his constant object was the achievement of pleasure
objective implies something tangible and immediately attainable.
their objective is to seize the oil fields
goal suggests something attained only by prolonged effort and hardship.
worked years to reach her goals
Examples of object in a Sentence
There were three objects in the box: a comb, a pen, and a button.
His object is to determine how much the business will cost to operate. Verb
No one objected when the paintings were removed.
“We can't buy the chair,” he objected. “It won't fit in the car.”
Recent Examples on the Web
However, after using 3D sonar scanning equipment, it was determined that the mysterious object was not the ship.—Stephen Smith, CBS News, 20 Nov. 2023 In total, the mass of all space objects in Earth’s orbit adds up to more than 11,000 tons.—Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Nov. 2023 Just as direct, if more cryptic, is Elka Stevens’s quilt, a traditional African American craft object given a modernist vibe with its array of stark black-and-white icons.—Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 There are well over a dozen among the 180 objects at the Met, and a more charismatic ensemble is hard to imagine.—Holland Cotter, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 The object of this veneration was Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Egyptian strongman who came to be the most popular ruler in modern Arab history.—Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2023 Yet the object of Frum’s distress was an inane gif, first tweeted by a user named @SilERabbit, in which Joe Biden appeared to be waggling his tongue lasciviously.—Daniel Immerwahr, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 The pair is accused of murdering 2-year-old Karter Ambrose, who was struck with a blunt object sometime between Nov. 15 and 17 in 2020, the indictment alleges, adding that the toddler's liver was lacerated.—Adam Sabes, Fox News, 9 Nov. 2023 Art, mementos, and everyday objects are beautifully displayed, and the rest is kept tucked behind closed doors and within bins.—Laura Fenton, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Nov. 2023
To get his films released in theaters, Kashyap often fought against government censors who objected to his treatment of historical events and expletive-laden screenplays.—Anant Gupta, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 But Gorsuch and Thomas were among the dissenters in June when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in another Voting Rights Act case in favor of Black voters in Alabama who objected to the state's congressional districts.—CBS News, 21 Nov. 2023 Some objected, of course, and some pleaded their cases, but there was a recognizable absence of the sort of rage that can only ever be rooted in impotence.—Rory Smith, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 It will be published in the Federal Register and be subject to a 30-day public comment period during which people could object to the agreement.—Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2023 Both Google and Apple had objected to revealing details publicly about their agreement.—Leah Nylen, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2023 Prosecutors will still have to make a case for using specific lyrics, and Steel can still object during the trial.—Justin Curto, Vulture, 9 Nov. 2023 Hundreds of people packed a council meeting in July, mostly to object.—Erik Ortiz, NBC News, 4 Nov. 2023 The San Francisco District Attorney's Office objected to releasing the evidence, citing concerns about the spread of misinformation.—Allison Elyse Gualtieri, CBS News, 9 Nov. 2023
But just shooting an object head-on without any movement is very dull.—Julian Chokkattu, WIRED, 29 Aug. 2022 The case raises the important question of whether the testimony and result will serve as object lessons for investors confronted with cheery promises in the future.—Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2022 One of these, game playing, combines social, locomotive and object play.—Caitlin O'Connell, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2021 See More
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Middle English object, objecte "something presented to the senses, purpose, objection," borrowed from Latin objectum "something presented to the senses, charge, accusation" (Medieval Latin also, "something presented to the mind, goal, aim"), noun derivative from neuter of objectus, past participle of obicere, objicere "to throw in the way, place against, put forward, present (to the eyes, mind, etc.), cite as a ground for disapproval," from ob- "against, in the way" + jacere "to throw, cast" — more at ob-, jet entry 3
Middle English objecten, in part borrowed from Latin objectus, past participle of obicere, objicere "to throw in the way, put forward, cite as a ground for disapproval or criticism," in part borrowed from Latin objectāre "to throw before, put in the way, cite as a ground for disapproval," frequentative of obicere — more at object entry 1