- 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
Related Words for objectingbody, substance, phenomenon, commodity, matter, gadget, item, something, article, design, target, balk, protest, criticize, oppose, complain, bulk, widget, doohickey, doodad
Examples from the Web for objecting
Contemporary Examples of objecting
And now the reason Congress is objecting to this is that it wants to keep these sanctions.GOP Rejects Obama’s ‘Creative’ Iran Nuclear Compromises
September 20, 2014
A growing chorus of religious scholars is objecting to their declaration of a caliphate straddling Iraq and Syria.Al Qaeda to ISIS: Get Off My Lawn—The Theological Debate Behind the Caliphate
July 9, 2014
Taranto called me "silly" for objecting to this way of looking at things.James Taranto, Heckler?
January 31, 2013
One doesn't even know where to begin when objecting to this proposal.The Mizrahi Jewish “Refugee” Problem
January 10, 2013
Many of the lawyers volunteering will be watching polls and objecting to any voting irregularities.Obama, Romney Lawyers Spoiling for Recount as Election Day Unfolds
November 6, 2012
Historical Examples of objecting
If your feeling is pride, then I am not objecting to the name, but the thing.Wilfrid Cumbermede
"No—not bully you," he said slowly, as if objecting to the word rather than the idea.The Market-Place
As he always paid liberally for the glasses, no one thought of objecting.Blazed Trail Stories
Stewart Edward White
They desired to be understood, however, as not objecting to all the new Directors.Art in England
Refusing to go in the first place, and now objecting to coming home.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
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.