Definition of Object

1. Noun. A tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow. "It was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

2. Verb. Express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent. "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"

3. Noun. The goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable). "The sole object of her trip was to see her children"
Exact synonyms: Aim, Objective, Target
Generic synonyms: End, Goal
Specialized synonyms: Grail, Business, Point, Thing
Derivative terms: Aim, Target

4. Verb. Be averse to or express disapproval of. "My wife objects to modern furniture"
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Objection

5. Noun. (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon. "The object of the verb"

6. Noun. The focus of cognitions or feelings. "The object of my affection"

7. Noun. (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"
Generic synonyms: Computer Science, Computing

Definition of Object

1. v. t. To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.

2. v. i. To make opposition in words or argument; -- usually followed by to.

3. n. That which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in the way of some of the senses; something visible or tangible; as, he observed an object in the distance; all the objects in sight; he touched a strange object in the dark.

4. a. Opposed; presented in opposition; also, exposed.

Definition of Object

1. Noun. A thing that has physical existence. ¹

2. Noun. The goal, end or purpose of something. ¹

3. Noun. (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. ¹

4. Noun. A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure. ¹

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

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Definition of Object

1. to argue in opposition [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Object

1. 1. That which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in the way of some of the senses; something visible or tangible; as, he observed an object in the distance; all the objects in sight; he touched a strange object in the dark. 2. That which is set, or which may be regarded as set, before the mind so as to be apprehended or known; that of which the mind by any of its activities takes cognizance, whether a thing external in space or a conception formed by the mind itself; as, an object of knowledge, wonder, fear, thought, study, etc. "Object is a term for that about which the knowing subject is conversant; what the schoolmen have styled the "materia circa quam."" (Sir. W. Hamilton) "The object of their bitterest hatred." (Macaulay) 3. That by which the mind, or any of its activities, is directed; that on which the purpose are fixed as the end of action or effort; that which is sought for; end; aim; motive; final cause. "Object, beside its proper signification, came to be abusively applied to denote motive, end, final cause. This innovation was probably borrowed from the French." (Sir. W. Hamilton) "Let our object be, our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country." (D. Webster) 4. Sight; show; appearance; aspect. "He, advancing close Up to the lake, past all the rest, arose In glorious object." (Chapman) 5. A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb. Object glass, the lens, or system of lenses, placed at the end of a telescope, microscope, etc, which is toward the object. Its office is to form an image of the object, which is then viewed by the eyepiece. Called also objective. Object lesson, a lesson in which object teaching is made use of. Object staff. Same as Leveling staff. Object teaching, a method of instruction, in which illustrative objects are employed, each new word or idea being accompanied by a representation of that which it signifies; used especially in the kindergarten, for young children. Origin: L. Objectus. See Object. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Object

obiter dicta
obiter dictum
object (current term)
object-oriented database
object-oriented database management system
object-oriented programing language
object-oriented programming
object-oriented programming language
object adapter pattern
object adapter patterns
object attachment
object ball
object blindness

Literary usage of Object

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"In order to demonstrate this experimentally an observer should first secure an after-image through the steady fixation of some bright object. ..."

2. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green, Thomas Hodge Grose (1882)
"Succession of like feelings mistaken for an identical object: but the feelings, ns described, are already such objects. interrupted perceptions for an ..."

3. On War by Carl von Clausewitz, James John Graham, Frederic Natusch Maude (1908)
"proper object of the defensive, and we say that there may be cases in which the assailant, notwithstanding he has in view such a great object, ..."

4. A Complete Latin Grammar by Albert Harkness (1898)
"Indirect object 423. The Indirect object designates the Person To or For Whom, or the Thing To or ... The Indirect object of an action is put in the Dative. ..."

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