1. [ noun ] a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
Synonyms: physical_object

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

Related terms: entity location body_of_water part land land substance wall commodity life_form whole ribbon whatchamacallit film draw curio moon remains artifact pounder finding vagabond paring ice charm keepsake web neighbor shiner trivia floater discard fomite snake property natural_object enclosure catch expanse je_ne_sais_quois head growth makeweight hoodoo exteriorize
2. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: disapprove mind remonstrate demur challenge raise_hell cavil expostulation
3. [ noun ] the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
Synonyms: objective aim target

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

Related terms: goal thing business point target
4. [ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) a grammatical constituent that is acted upon

"the object of the verb"

Related terms: constituent prepositional_object indirect_object retained_object direct_object grammar
5. [ noun ] the focus of cognitions or feelings

"objects of thought" "the object of my affection"

Related terms: content love center hallucination infatuation execration bugbear antipathy
6. [ verb ] be averse to or express disapproval of

"My wife objects to modern furniture"

Related terms: be protest
Similar spelling:   objector