object has definitions from the fields of grammar,linguistics
[ noun ] a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow




"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

Substitute approved objects for forbidden ones and keep telling him how he is to act .

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

Science is fully competent to deal with any element of experience which arises from an object in space and time .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

In_addition to this the U._S. Civil_Service_Bureau , when examining applicants for government positions as interior_designers , expects that `` when various needed objects are not obtainable on the market he will design them .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

In most cases we recognize certain words , persons , animals or objects .

Hereby , the external object viewed by the eyes remains the thing that is seen , not the retinal image , the purpose of which would be to achieve perceptive cooperation by stirring sympathetic impulses in the other sensory centers , motor tensions , associated word symbols , and consciousness .

[ verb ] 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"

Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Most of these former churches are now used as warehouses , but `` neither Anglicans nor Nonconformists object to selling churches to Roman_Catholics '' , and have done so .

(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)

The Istiqlal was still firmly united in 1957 , but the P.D.I. ( Parti_Democratique_de_l'Independance ) , the most important minor party at the time , objected to the Istiqlal 's predominance in the civil_service and influence in Radio_Maroc .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

The men did not object to his sketching them while they went_about their work , but no_one could be persuaded to come to his studio to pose .

`` But , Rabbi_Melzi , you do n't object to others creating works_of_art '' ?

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

He can n't object to that '' .

[ noun ] the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)


objective aim target


"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

Used in print

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

Resolved that , while we most decidedly disapprove the methods he adopted to accomplish his objects , yet in his willingness to die in aid of the great cause of human freedom , we still recognize the qualities of a noble nature and the exercise of a spirit which true men have always admired and which history never fails to honor .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

My object , rather , is to alert you to an aspect or two of the affair that could have the gravest implications for you , far beyond the legal sanctions society might inflict .

Related terms

goal thing business point target

[ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) a grammatical constituent that is acted upon


"the object of the verb"

Used in print

(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)

Omission of a subordinator pronoun , however , does not result in an increase in stress on a prepositional adverb for which the subordinator pronoun would be object .

In the Steiners have busy lives without visiting relatives only context can indicate whether visiting relatives is equivalent in meaning to paying visits to relatives or to relatives who are visiting them , and in I looked_up the number and I looked up the chimney only the meanings of number and chimney make it clear that up is syntactically a second complement in the first sentence and a preposition followed by its object in the second .

[ noun ] the focus of cognitions or feelings


"objects of thought" "the object of my affection"

Used in print

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

The pain in itself was neutral ; but unfortunately the rabbit , on no grounds at_all , took_up toward this neutral object an attitude of disapproval and that made it for_the_first_time , and in the only intelligible sense , bad .

[ verb ] be averse to or express disapproval of


"My wife objects to modern furniture"

Related terms

be protest