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Object meaning

object - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; " the object of the verb"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. be averse to or express disapproval of; " My wife objects to modern furniture"
  4. 4. To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.
  5. 5. To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
  10. 10. A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb.
  11. 11. Opposed; presented in opposition; also, exposed.
  12. 12. To make opposition in words or argument; - usually followed by to.
  13. 13. Anything set before the mind or senses; thing perceived or thought of; end; motive.
  14. 14. To offer in opposition.

object - examples of usage

  1. If any of my boys object, say I sent you." - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. It is not because they object to pay well for hard work, but because they cannot get the hard work. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. " Would your mother object to my being seen with you? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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