- an object of artistic worth or curiosity, especially a small object.
Also called ob·jet.
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Examples from the Web for objet
Why do you think it can't be objet charmant, niece, I should like to know?Monsieur Cherami
Charles Paul de Kock
"And this objet is also monsieur's," said he, taking up a small white canvas bag which was enclosed in my railroad wrapper.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
Objet et sujet, voilà les deux jambes sans lesquelles il semble que la philosophie ne saurait faire un pas en avant.Essays in Radical Empiricism
She realised with terrible vividness the extent of her own passion and the appalling indifference of its objet.The Witch of Prague
F. Marion Crawford
The lotus blossom in Egypt was not only a sacred emblem, but also an objet de luxe.Needlework As Art
- a small object considered to be of artistic worth
literally: object of art
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Word Origin and History for objet
"an object on display, an ornament," 1857, from French objet (14c.), especially in objet d'art (1865), from Latin objectus (see object (n.)).
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