Object - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɑːbdʒekt|  American pronunciation of the word object
Brit.  |ˈɒbdʒɪkt|  British pronunciation of the word object


- a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
- the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable) (syn: aim, objective, target)
the sole object of her trip was to see her children
- (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon
the object of the verb
- the focus of cognitions or feelings
objects of thought
the object of my affection
- (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer
in object-oriented programming, objects include data and define its status, its methods of operation and how it interacts with other objects


- 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
- be averse to or express disapproval of
My wife objects to modern furniture

Extra examples

There were three objects in the box: a comb, a pen, and a button.

His object is to determine how much the business will cost to operate.

No one objected when the paintings were removed.

“We can't buy the chair,” he objected. “It won't fit in the car.”

I see an object in the distance.

Once famous, he was now a mere object of pity.

Their object is to investigate the matter thoroughly.

The decision was made with the object of cutting costs.

No one objected.

She objected that the accusation was based on hearsay.

They objected that the price was too high.

I think I'll have a smoke, if you don't object.

I object to being spoken to like that.

The object of the game is to improve children's math skills.

My object was to explain the decision simply.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: object
he/she/it: objects
present participle: objecting
past tense: objected
past participle: objected
singular: object
plural: objects
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