- 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
Definition for object (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for object
The game is set in a fantasy-themed world filled with thousands of crowdsourced objects, characters, and locations that are described and interacted with via on-screen text.How role-playing a dragon can teach an AI to manipulate and persuade|Will Heaven|November 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Building something yourself that you would ordinarily buy changes your perception of the object forever.Build your own door and ascend to a higher level of DIY|Courtney Starr|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
The immediate goal for Voi and Luna is to have the devices detect people and objects in a scooter’s path, even if the rider doesn’t see them.E-scooters are getting computer vision to curb pedestrian collisions|Dalvin Brown|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Seemingly disparate objects are create a picture of the subtle kinds of discrimination that shape our country to this day.You have until Nov. 22 to visit these six Smithsonian museums. Here’s what to expect.|Kelsey Ables|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Animals not fed sugar spent more time exploring objects that were now in a new place.
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|Michael Daly|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Three small businesses objected on religious grounds, and in a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor.
“We shouldn't be doing this on an appropriations bill after only 10 minutes of debate,” objected Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD).
Their goal is to frighten women who have objected to forced hijab.
The man who was then the sole managing editor and is now her successor, Dean Baquet, apparently objected to the idea.The Hypocrisy Behind The New York Times’s Abrupt Decapitation of Jill Abramson|Robert Shrum|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that prize must be deducted from the profits of the performance, objected the practical Nellie Agnew.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
It appears that America objected to the proposal to pay to the insurgents a large sum of money.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
This he promptly did, and in almost servile language withdrew all the opinions to which the fathers had objected.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
They were always hens; for the sisters objected to males of every description; moreover, they objected to the singing.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
But it is objected that the prophecies of scripture are obscure and wrapped up in symbolical language.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
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.