(noun, verb)


1. a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

- it was full of rackets, balls and other objects

Definition categories: general

2. the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

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

Similar word(s): aim, objective, target

Definition categories: thought, end, goal

3. (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon

- the object of the verb

Definition categories: communication, constituent

4. the focus of cognitions or feelings

- objects of thought

- the object of my affection

Definition categories: thought, content

5. (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

Definition categories: thought, computing

Sentences with object as a noun:

- 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.


1. 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

Definition categories: communication, disapprove, reject

2. be averse to or express disapproval of

- My wife objects to modern furniture

Definition categories: stative, be

Sentences with object as a verb:

- I object to the proposal to build a new airport terminal.