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object

[n. ob-jikt, -jekt; v. uhb-jekt]
noun
1.
anything that is visible or tangible and is relatively stable in form.
2.
a thing, person, or matter to which thought or action is directed: an object of medical investigation.
3.
the end toward which effort or action is directed; goal; purpose: Profit is the object of business.
4.
a person or thing with reference to the impression made on the mind or the feeling or emotion elicited in an observer: an object of curiosity and pity.
5.
anything that may be apprehended intellectually: objects of thought.
6.
Optics. the thing of which a lens or mirror forms an image.
7.
Grammar. (in many languages, as English) a noun, noun phrase, or noun substitute representing by its syntactical position either the goal of the action of a verb or the goal of a preposition in a prepositional phrase, as ball in John hit the ball, Venice in He came to Venice, coin and her in He gave her a coin. Compare direct object, indirect object.
8.
Computers. any item that can be individually selected or manipulated, as a picture, data file, or piece of text.
9.
Metaphysics. something toward which a cognitive act is directed.
verb (used without object)
10.
to offer a reason or argument in opposition.
11.
to express or feel disapproval, dislike, or distaste; be averse.
12.
to refuse or attempt to refuse to permit some action, speech, etc.
verb (used with object)
13.
to state, claim, or cite in opposition; put forward in objection: Some persons objected that the proposed import duty would harm world trade.
14.
Archaic. to bring forward or adduce in opposition.

Origin:
1325–75; (noun) Middle English: something perceived, purpose, objection < Medieval Latin objectum something thrown down or presented (to the mind), noun use of neuter of Latin objectus (past participle of objicere), equivalent to ob- ob- + jec- (combining form of jacere to throw; see jet1) + -tus past participle suffix; (v.) Middle English objecten to argue against (< Middle French obje(c)ter) < Latin objectāre to throw or put before, oppose

objector, noun
overobject, verb
preobject, verb (used without object)
reobject, verb (used with object)
superobject, verb (used without object)
unobjected, adjective

abject, object.


3. objective, target, destination, intent, intention, motive. See aim.
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object1 (ˈɒbdʒɪkt)
 
n
1.  a tangible and visible thing
2.  a person or thing seen as a focus or target for feelings, thought, etc: an object of affection
3.  an aim, purpose, or objective
4.  informal a ridiculous or pitiable person, spectacle, etc
5.  philosophy that towards which cognition is directed, as contrasted with the thinking subject; anything regarded as external to the mind, esp in the external world
6.  grammar direct object See also indirect object a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase whose referent is the recipient of the action of a verb
7.  grammar a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that is governed by a preposition
8.  no object not a hindrance or obstacle: money is no object
9.  computing a self-contained identifiable component of a software system or design: object-oriented programming
 
[C14: from Late Latin objectus something thrown before (the mind), from Latin obicere; see object²]

object2 (əbˈdʒɛkt)
 
vb (often foll by to)
1.  (tr; takes a clause as object) to state as an objection: he objected that his motives had been good
2.  to raise or state an objection (to); present an argument (against)
 
[C15: from Latin obicere, from ob- against + jacere to throw]
 
objector2
 
n

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Word Origin & History

object
late 14c., "tangible thing, something perceived or presented to the senses," from M.L. objectum "thing put before" (the mind or sight), neut. of L. objectus, pp. of obicere "to present, oppose, cast in the way of," from ob "against" + jacere "to throw" (see jet). Sense of "thing
aimed at" is late 14c. No object "not a thing regarded as important" is from 1782. Object lesson "instruction conveyed by examination of a material object" is from 1831.

object
c.1400, "to bring forward in opposition," from L. objectus, pp. of objectare "to cite as grounds for disapproval," freq. of obicere, or else lit. "to put or throw before or against" (see object (n.)).
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object definition


A part of a sentence; a noun, pronoun, or group of words that receives or is affected by the action of a verb. (See direct object, indirect object, and objective case.)

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