- 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
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
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Cultural definitions for object
Idioms and Phrases with object
see money is no object.