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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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