- 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)
- obiter dictum,
- object ball,
- object choice,
- object code,
- object complement,
- object distance
Origin of object
Examples from the Web for 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|Michael Daly|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“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.
Could owners who objected to vaccinations, on religious grounds, delete such healthcare provisions from their coverage?
If the Western countries objected to any of these moves, they objected lightly and only formally.
It has sometimes been objected to the Declaration, that it deals too much in abstractions.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 7 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
It was a drowsy afternoon, and he objected to travel in these out-of-the-world parts.The Story of an African Farm|(AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
But no one is coming to take Rome, child, objected his mother.A Lady of Rome|F. Marion Crawford
Blake objected,–not to the danger of being drowned, but to interference with his repose.Into the Primitive|Robert Ames Bennet
It may be objected that we are putting an extreme case, but extreme cases have to be considered as much as any others.Proverb Lore|F. Edward Hulme
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.