- 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)
Origin of object
Synonyms for object
Examples from the Web for objected
Contemporary Examples of objected
McClain could have objected, but that would have been going against what has become common practice.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband
September 10, 2014
“We shouldn't be doing this on an appropriations bill after only 10 minutes of debate,” objected Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD).House Votes to Defund NSA ‘Backdoor’ Searches
June 20, 2014
Their goal is to frighten women who have objected to forced hijab.Iran Says Take Off the Veil—and Be Raped
June 9, 2014
Could owners who objected to vaccinations, on religious grounds, delete such healthcare provisions from their coverage?Religious Freedom, or a License to Discriminate?
March 23, 2014
If the Western countries objected to any of these moves, they objected lightly and only formally.Three Questions for Ukraine Hawks
March 19, 2014
Historical Examples of objected
"Whether we've done anything, or whether we haven't, don't matter," he objected.
"Stay though, my friend, it was his gown," objected Alleyne.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
"But tell me just how you know that fact," Demarest objected very crisply.
"You'll go on here to the end of your days, working for a pittance," he objected.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The more Cleon objected, the more they shouted that he should go.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
Word Origin for object
Word Origin for object
late 14c., "tangible thing, something perceived or presented to the senses," from Medieval Latin objectum "thing put before" (the mind or sight), noun use of neuter of Latin obiectus "lying before, opposite" (as a noun in classical Latin, "charges, accusations"), past participle of obicere "to present, oppose, cast in the way of," from ob "against" (see ob-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "thing aimed at" is late 14c. No object "not a thing regarded as important" is from 1782. As an adjective, "presented to the senses," from late 14c. Object lesson "instruction conveyed by examination of a material object" is from 1831.
c.1400, "to bring forward in opposition," from Old French objecter and directly from Latin obiectus, past participle of obiectare "to cite as grounds for disapproval, set against, oppose," literally "to put or throw before or against," frequentative of obicere (see object (n.)). Related: Objected; objecting.
see money is no object.