Definitions of object

  1. To offer reasons against.
  2. To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.
  3. To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
  7. A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb.
  8. To urge as a reason against.
  9. To offer in opposition: to oppose.
  10. To offer in opposition.
  11. To allege as a reason against something.
  12. To make opposition in words or argument; - usually followed by to.
  13. To make opposition: usually with to; to disapprove.
  14. To declare oneself opposed to something.
  15. To oppose; to offer in opposition.
  16. To oppose in words or arguments; to present or offer in opposition.
  17. a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; " it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
  18. the focus of cognitions or feelings; " objects of thought"; " the object of my affection"
  19. a grammatical constituent that is acted upon; " the object of the verb"
  20. ( grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; " the object of the verb"
  21. 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"
  22. be averse to or express disapproval of; " My wife objects to modern furniture"
  23. 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.
  24. Anything that can be seen or touched; anything that can be known or understood by the mind; motive; end; aim; in grammar, a word, phrase, or clause that receives the action of the verb and completes the predicate; opposite to subject.
  25. Objector.
  26. Anything set or thrown before the mind: that which is sought for: end: motive: ( gram.) that which follows a transitive verb.
  27. Anything set before the mind or senses; thing perceived or thought of; end; motive.
  28. Anything that may be perceived by the senses.
  29. That which is affected by an action.
  30. A purpose; aim.
  31. That about which any faculty is employed, or to which it is directed; something presented to or before the mind; end; ultimate purpose; that which follows as acted upon by a transitive verb.
  32. Opposed; presented in opposition; also, exposed.
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