object[äb′jikt, -jekt; for v. əb jekt′, äb-]
- The definition of an object is a goal or anything that is visible.
- An example of object is the reason that something was done.
- An example of object is an orange.
- Object is defined as to reason or argument against something.
An example of object is to protest product testing on animals.
These are objects.
- a thing that can be seen or touched; material thing that occupies space
- a person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
- what is aimed at; purpose; end; goal
- a cause for concern: used in negative constructions: money is no object
- Gram. a noun or other substantive that directly or indirectly receives the action of a verb, or one that is governed by a preposition: in “Give me the book,” “book” is the direct object and “me” is the indirect object
- Philos. anything that can be known or perceived by the mind
Origin of objectMiddle English ; from Medieval Latin objectum, something thrown in the way ; from Classical Latin objectus, a casting before, that which appears, origin, originally past participle of objicere ; from ob- (see ob-) + jacere, to throw: see jet
- to oppose
- to thrust in; interpose
- to expose
- to bring forward as a reason, instance, etc.; adduce
- to put forward in opposition; state by way of objection: it was objected that the new tax law was unfair
- to put forward an objection or objections; enter a protest; be opposed
- to feel or express disapproval or dislike
- Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
- a. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action: a product that was so bad it became an object of derision.b. A limiting factor that must be considered: Since money is no object, let's eat at that fancy place.
- The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort: the object of the game. See Synonyms at intention.
- Grammar a. A noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that receives or is affected by the action of a verb within a sentence.b. A noun or substantive governed by a preposition and typically following it.
- Philosophy Something intelligible or perceptible by the mind.
- Computers a. A discrete item than can be selected and maneuvered, such as an onscreen graphic.b. In object-oriented programming, a structure that combines data and the procedures necessary to operate on that data.
verbob·ject·ed, ob·ject·ing, ob·jects
- To present a dissenting or opposing argument; raise an objection: objected to the testimony of the witness.
- To be averse to or express disapproval of something: objects to modern materialism.
Origin of objectMiddle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin obiectum, thing put before the mind, from neuter past participle of Latin obicere, to put before, hinder : ob-, before, toward; see ob– + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots. V., from Middle English obiecten, from Old French objecter, from Latin obiectāre, frequentative of obicere.
- A thing that has physical existence.
- The goal, end or purpose of something.
- (grammar) The noun phrase which is an internal complement of a verb phrase or a prepositional phrase. In a verb phrase with a action verb, it is typically the receiver of the action.
- A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
- Mary Jane had been the object of Peter's affection for years.
- The convertible, once object of his desire, was now the object of his hatred.
- (computing) In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.
(third-person singular simple present objects, present participle objecting, simple past and past participle objected)
- (intransitive) To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.
- I object to the proposal to build a new airport terminal.
- Others object the poverty of the nation.
- The book [...] giveth liberty to object any crime against such as are to be ordered.
- some strong impediment or other objecting itself
- Alexander Pope
- Pallas to their eyes / The mist objected, and condensed the skies.
object - Computer Definition
(1) A self-contained module of data and its associated processing. Objects are the software building blocks of object technology. See object-oriented programming.
(2) In a compound document, an independent block of data, text or graphics that was created by a separate application.