Meaning of object
Pronunciation: (n.ob'jikt, -jektv.&schwab&sylpjekt'), [key]
- anything that is visible or tangible and is relatively stable in form.
- a thing, person, or matter to which thought or action is directed: an object of medical investigation.
- the end toward which effort or action is directed; goal; purpose: Profit is the object of business.
- a person or thing with reference to the impression made on the mind or the feeling or emotion elicited in an observer: an object of curiosity and pity.
- anything that may be apprehended intellectually: objects of thought.
- the thing of which a lens or mirror forms an image.
- (in many languages, as English) a noun, noun phrase, or noun substitute representing by its syntactical position either the goal of the action of a verb or the goal of a preposition in a prepositional phrase, as ball in John hit the ball, Venice in He came to Venice, coin and her in He gave her a coin. Cf.
- something toward which a cognitive act is directed.
- to offer a reason or argument in opposition.
- to express or feel disapproval, dislike, or distaste; be averse.
- to refuse or attempt to refuse to permit some action, speech, etc.
- to state, claim, or cite in opposition; put forward in objection: Some persons objected that the proposed import duty would harm world trade.
- to bring forward or adduce in opposition.
- object (Thesaurus)