- any item that can be individually selected or manipulated, as a picture, data file, or piece of text.
- in object-oriented programming, a self-contained entity that consists of both data and operations to manipulate the data.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of object
synonym study for object
OTHER WORDS FROM objectob·jec·tor, nouno·ver·ob·ject, verbre·ob·ject, verb (used with object)un·ob·ject·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH objectabject, object
Words nearby object
Definition for object (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for object
Physicists don’t usually deal with objects of different sizes at the same time.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics|Charlie Wood|September 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Powerful gusts not only blow objects around, they also churn up massive waves called storm surges.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them|Alison Pearce Stevens|September 17, 2020|Science News For Students
When you only look at things close-up, your eyes don’t get practice focusing on distant objects.Healthy screen time is one challenge of distance learning|Kathryn Hulick|September 11, 2020|Science News For Students
GPT-3’s word embeddings are not perceptually grounded in the world, which explains why it often struggles to consistently answer common-sense questions about visual and physical features of familiar objects.Welcome to the Next Level of Bullshit - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Raphaël Millière|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
It’s not yet clear what this object is and what its purpose might be.China says it has launched and landed a reusable spacecraft|Neel Patel|September 8, 2020|MIT Technology Review
And who better to do that with than the actress who is playing the object of said (alleged) lesbian affection in the flick?Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If they run off with somebody else, we say they were stolen—as if they are an object or a commodity.
And for some clients, money was no object in getting their fantasies fulfilled.
Hockney saw the object that would become the bane of office secretaries everywhere as bringing him closer to his art.
And it is difficult to object to same-sex marriage when so many binary-defying unions have already taken place.
That child was as truly an object of reverence to us as any patient sufferer of mature age.Household Education|Harriet Martineau
At first it appeared so totally dark that Ben could not distinguish any object in the room.Biographical Stories|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The object was a picture, the picture of a young man in the uniform of a captain in the German cuirassiers.Stories That End Well|Octave Thanet
Moreover, they opened a handsome casino and less reputable gambling houses with the object of collecting further toll.Brandon of the Engineers|Harold Bindloss
Admiration is in its nature respectful, whilst desire tends to profane its object.Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good|Victor Cousin
British Dictionary definitions for object (1 of 2)
Word Origin for object
British Dictionary definitions for object (2 of 2)
Derived forms of objectobjector, noun
Word Origin for object
Cultural definitions for object
Idioms and Phrases with object
see money is no object.