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.

Quotes of object

  1. In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past- a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared. – Henri Frederic Amiel
  2. The first meal was an object lesson of much variety. My father produced several kinds of food, ready to eat, without any cooking, from little tin cans that had printing all over them. – Mary Antin
  3. In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then. – Arthur Bremer
  4. Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love, and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity and religious awe that attended the priesthood, became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns. – Thomas Bulfinch
  5. The object of self -love is expressed in the term self; and every appetite of sense, and every particular affection of the heart, are equally interested or disinterested, because the objects of them all are equally self or somewhat else. – Joseph Butler
  6. If Art relates itself to an Object it becomes descriptive, divisionist, literary. – Robert Delaunay
  7. It's a little bit late in the day for men to object that women are getting outside their proper sphere. – Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  8. The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher. – Elbert Hubbard
  9. Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly. – Elizabeth Hurley
  10. Enormous enlargements of an object or a fragment give it a personality it never had before, and in this way, it can become a vehicle of entirely new lyric and plastic power. – Fernand Leger
  11. 'Educational' refers to the process, not the object Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger. – Terry Pratchett
  12. A movie star is not an artist, he is an art object – Richard Schickel
  13. The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest preservation. – Charles de Secondat
  14. I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God- I hear and behold God in every object yet understand God not in the least. – Walt Whitman
  15. No one should be so naive as to think that wages among organized groups will not be increased, under pressure if necessary, to make up for increases in the cost -of -living, nor should anyone ordinarily object to such adjustments. – Charles E. Wilson

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

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