- 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 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|Josh Rogin|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Jamie Dettmer|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Taranto called me "silly" for objecting to this way of looking at things.
One doesn't even know where to begin when objecting to this proposal.
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|Ben Jacobs|November 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now there is just a touch of snobbery in objecting to these archaisms and calling them "vulgar."More English Fairy Tales|Various
No one objecting to this, the oomiak was paddled towards the land.Red Rooney|R.M. Ballantyne
Therefore, I am not for objecting to consequences where the premises are admitted.Cicero's Tusculan Disputations|Marcus Tullius Cicero
Si's reasons for objecting so politely to the projected marriage were various.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
In objecting to the registration, however, it is not necessary for the defendant to state what the correct entry should he.
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.