• (category theory) An element within a category upon which functions operate. Thus, a category consists of a set of element objects and the functions that operate on them.
  • (grammar) The noun phrase which is an internal complement of a verb phrase or a prepositional phrase. In a verb phrase with a transitive action verb, it is typically the receiver of the action.
  • (computing) In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure.
  • The goal, end or purpose of something.
  • A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.

    "The convertible, once object of his desire, was now the object of his hatred."

  • (obsolete) Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
  • A thing that has physical existence.
  • A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.

    "Mary Jane had been the object of Peter's affection for years."


  • (transitive, obsolete) To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
  • (intransitive) To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.

    "I object to the proposal to build a new airport terminal."

  • (transitive, obsolete) To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.

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