The definition of direct object is the receiver of action in a sentence.
An example of a direct object is the word "cake" in the sentence, "He baked a cake."
Gram. the word or words denoting the thing or person that receives the action of a transitive verb; goal or result of a verbal action (Ex.: ball in “he hit the ball”)
A word or phrase in a sentence referring to the person or thing receiving the action of a transitive verb. For example, in English, in mail the letter and call him, letter and him are direct objects.
- attributive form of direct object, noun.