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English noun: object

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

SamplesIt was full of rackets, balls and other objects.

Synonymsphysical object

Broader (hypernym)physical entity

Narrower (hyponym)catch, charm, commemorative, curio, curiosity, discard, draw, dry land, earth, filler, film, finding, floater, fomite, formation, geological formation, good luck charm, ground, ground, growth, hail, head, hoodoo, ice, je ne sais quoi, keepsake, land, land, location, lot, makeweight, moon, neighbor, neighbour, oddity, oddment, paring, part, peculiarity, portion, prop, property, rarity, relic, remains, ribbon, shiner, small beer, snake, soil, solid ground, souvenir, stuff, terra firma, thread, token, trifle, trivia, triviality, unit, vagabond, vehicle, wall, web, whole

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

SamplesThe sole object of her trip was to see her children.

Synonymsaim, objective, target

Broader (hypernym)end, goal

Narrower (hyponym)business, grail, point, thing

3. object (communication) (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon

SamplesThe object of the verb.

Broader (hypernym)constituent, grammatical constituent

Narrower (hyponym)direct object, indirect object, object of a preposition, object of the verb, prepositional object, retained object

Domain categorygrammar

4. object (cognition) the focus of cognitions or feelings

SamplesObjects of thought.
The object of my affection.

Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object

Narrower (hyponym)antipathy, bugbear, center, center of attention, centre, centre of attention, execration, hallucination, hobgoblin, infatuation, love, passion

5. object (cognition) (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer

SamplesIn object-oriented programming, objects include data and define its status, its methods of operation and how it interacts with other objects.

Broader (hypernym)computer science, computing

English verb: object

1. object (communication) express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent

SamplesShe 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.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something ----s to somebody.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)disapprove, reject

Narrower (hyponym)carp, cavil, challenge, chicane, demur, except, make a stink, mind, raise a stink, raise hell, remonstrate, take exception

2. object (stative) be averse to or express disapproval of

SamplesMy wife objects to modern furniture.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)be

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