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Contents

English

Most common English words: charge « church « paper « #598: object » faith » gentleman » persons

Etymology

Latin object literally "thrown against", from obiectus, perfect passive participle of obiicere (to throw against), from ob (against) + iacere (to throw)

Pronunciation

Noun
  • (UK) enPR: ŏb'jĕkt, IPA: /ˈɒb.dʒɛkt/, SAMPA: /"Qb.dZEkt/
  • (US) enPR: ŏb'jĕkt, IPA: /ˈɑb.dʒɛkt/, SAMPA: /"Ab.dZEkt/
     Audio (US)help, file
Verb

Noun

Singular
object

Plural
objects

object (plural objects)

  1. A thing that has physical existence.
  2. The goal, end or purpose of something.
    • 2000, Phyllis Barkas Goldman & John Grigni, Monkeyshines on Ancient Cultures
      The object of tlachtli was to keep the rubber ball from touching the ground while trying to push it to the opponent's endline.
  3. (grammar) The noun phrase which is an internal complement of a verb phrase or a prepositional phrase. In a verb phrase with a transitive action verb, it is typically the receiver of the action.
  4. 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.
  5. (computing) In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.

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Verb

Infinitive
to object

Third person singular
objects

Simple past
objected

Past participle
objected

Present participle
objecting

to object (third-person singular simple present objects, present participle objecting, simple past and past participle objected)

  1. (intransitive) To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.

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Dutch

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Noun

object n. (plural objecten)

  1. object

Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:

Object could mean:

  • Object (philosophy), a thing, being or concept
    • Physical entity, something that is tangible and within the grasp of the senses
  • Object (grammar), a sentence element, such as a direct object or an indirect object
  • Object (task), an aim, target or objective
  • Object (physics), a collection of masses
  • Object, an entity treated by mathematical category theory
  • 3D model, a representation of a physical object
  • Object (National Register of Historic Places), a classification used by the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
  • (As a verb, pronounced: ob-JECT): to make an objection, to say that one disagrees with something.

Computing

  • Object (computer science), a language mechanism for binding data with methods that operate on that data
  • Object file, the output of a compiler or other translator program (also known as "object code")
  • Object (Information Processing), an information source for an Information Processor
  • HTML object tag

Popular culture

  • "Object", a song by The Cure from their 1979 album Three Imaginary Boys
  • Objects from the 2006 television series The Lost Room

Other pages

  • Objection
  • Objective







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