ob|ject1 [ `abdʒəkt ] noun count ***
1. ) a thing that you can see and touch that is not alive and is usually solid:
The boat was bumping against some solid object underwater.
candles, vases, and other household objects
There are thousands of objects in the museum's collection.
2. ) something you plan to achieve:
His object was to hold on until help could arrive.
with the object of: The decision was made with the object of cutting costs.
3. ) object of the person or thing that something happens to or that people have a particular feeling about:
She had become an object of desire for him.
The band is currently the object of a lot of media attention.
His behavior had made him an object of ridicule.
4. ) LINGUISTICS a noun, pronoun, or phrase that is affected in a direct way by the action of a verb, for example the report in I've read the report. : DIRECT OBJECT
a ) a noun, pronoun, or phrase that is affected in an indirect way by the action of a verb, for example me in Give me the pen. : INDIRECT OBJECT
b ) a noun, pronoun, or phrase that comes after a preposition, for example the bed in He was lying on the bed. : PREPOSITIONAL OBJECT
no object SPOKEN
used for saying that something, especially money, is not a problem or difficulty:
She traveled as if money was no object.
the object of the exercise
the purpose of doing something:
The object of the exercise was to build a sense of teamwork.
ob|ject 2 [ əb`dʒekt, ab`dʒekt ] verb intransitive or transitive **
to be opposed to something or to express your opposition to it in words:
I'll take care of it, unless anyone objects.
object to: China and India formally objected to the peace plan.
object that: Some people object that the new road will create more traffic.
object to doing something: I object to paying that much for gas.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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