Definitions of object

  1. the goal intended to be attained ( and which is believed to be attainable); " the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
  2. express or raise an objection or protest; express dissent; " She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"
  3. a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; " it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
  4. the focus of cognitions or feelings; " objects of thought"; " the object of my affection"
  5. a grammatical constituent that is acted upon; " the object of the verb"
  6. ( grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; " the object of the verb"
  7. 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"
  8. be averse to or express disapproval of; " My wife objects to modern furniture"
  9. To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.
  10. To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
  15. A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb.
  16. Opposed; presented in opposition; also, exposed.
  17. To make opposition in words or argument; - usually followed by to.
  18. 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.
  19. To urge as a reason against.
  20. To make opposition: usually with to; to disapprove.
  21. Objector.
  22. To offer in opposition: to oppose.
  23. Anything set or thrown before the mind: that which is sought for: end: motive: ( gram.) that which follows a transitive verb.
  24. Anything set before the mind or senses; thing perceived or thought of; end; motive.
  25. To offer in opposition.
  26. To allege as a reason against something.
  27. To declare oneself opposed to something.
  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. To oppose; to offer in opposition.
  33. To offer reasons against.
  34. Anything set over against or before one; a thing seen; that with which the mind is occupied in the act of knowing; that on which the mind is fixed, as the end of an action or effort; anything presented to the mind; end; ultimate purpose; in gram., the noun or pronoun which follows a transitive verb or a preposition.
  35. To oppose in words or arguments; to present or offer in opposition.

Usage examples for object

  1. " I do not understand what he can be doing in this part of the world, unless he has some object – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. It is my object and hers also. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  3. Gorman had told me the hour at which his play might be expected to begin and my object was to hit off the time exactly. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  4. But if it did not become other to itself, if it were not object also, as well as subject, it would never know itself. – The Reform of Education by Giovanni Gentile
  5. Nobody could possibly object to it. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  6. Sure enough, she was right, for there close at hand was a great white object – The Iceberg Express by David Magie Cory
  7. " I don't think I should object sister, if Marie would like to go," said the Honourable Philippa. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  8. 9005. In what way did you object – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. When I asked what had been his object in going to London, I was told that it was " a matter of business." – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  10. I haven't but one object at present. – Trading by Susan Warner
  11. Do you think your mother will object to your leaving home, Herbert? – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  12. I am sure you will not object to that. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  13. What is its object – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  14. D'Orsay did not object – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  15. Time is his great object – Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects by John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
  16. I am sure he won't object – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. I should be glad if you would tell me what you object to in him. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  18. How could I object to the letter? – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  19. Now what was his object in that? – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  20. Terence I am quite sure will not object – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby