objectˈɒb dʒɪkt, -dʒɛkt; əbˈdʒɛkt
- past participle
- present participle
object, physical object (noun)
a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
aim, object, objective, target (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"
(grammar) a constituent that is acted upon
"the object of the verb"
the focus of cognitions or feelings
"objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"
(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"
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"
be averse to or express disapproval of
"My wife objects to modern furniture"
A thing that has physical existence.
The goal, end or purpose of something.
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.
A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.
To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.
In computer science, an object is a location in memory having a value and referenced by an identifier. An object can be a variable, function, or data structure. With the later introduction of object-oriented programming the same word, "object," refers to a particular instance of a class.