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object

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin obiectum (object, literally thrown against) literally "thrown against", from obiectus, perfect passive participle of obiciō (I throw against), from ob- (against) +‎ iaciō (I throw).

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object (plural objects)

  1. A thing that has physical existence.
  2. The goal, end or purpose of something.
    • 2000, Phyllis Barkas Goldman & John Grigni, Monkeyshines on Ancient Cultures
      The object of tlachtli was to keep the rubber ball from touching the ground while trying to push it to the opponent's endline.
  3. (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.
  4. A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
    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.
  5. (computing) In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.
  6. (obsolete) Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
    • Chapman
      He, advancing close / Up to the lake, past all the rest, arose / In glorious object.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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object (third-person singular simple present objects, present participle objecting, simple past and past participle objected)

  1. (intransitive) To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.
    I object to the proposal to build a new airport terminal.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
    • Spenser
      He gave to him to object his heinous crime.
    • Addison
      Others object the poverty of the nation.
    • Whitgift
      The book [] giveth liberty to object any crime against such as are to be ordered.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.
    • Fairfax
      Of less account some knight thereto object, / Whose loss so great and harmful can not prove.
    • Hooker
      some strong impediment or other objecting itself
    • Alexander Pope
      Pallas to their eyes / The mist objected, and condensed the skies.

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object n (plural objecten, diminutive objectje n)

  1. object