object

object
I UK [ˈɒbdʒekt] / US [ˈɑbdʒəkt] noun [countable]
Word forms "object":
singular object plural objects
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1) a thing that you can see and touch that is not alive and is usually solid

The boat seemed to bump against some solid object.

candles, vases, and other household objects

There are 6,000 objects in the museum's collection.

2) something that you plan to achieve

His object was to gain time until help could arrive.

with the object of:

The decision was made with the object of cutting costs.

3) the person or thing that something happens to or that people have a particular feeling about
object of:

She had become an object of desire for him.

The band is currently the object of much media attention.

His behaviour 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".
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".
b) a noun, pronoun, or phrase that comes after a preposition, for example "the bed" in "He was lying on the bed".

II UK [əbˈdʒekt] / US / US [ɑbˈdʒekt] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "object":
present tense I/you/we/they object he/she/it objects present participle objecting past tense objected past participle objected
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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:

Local residents objected to the proposed development.

object that:

Some people object that the new road will create more traffic.

object to doing something:

I object to paying that much for milk.


Collocations:
Adverbs frequently used with object
▪  bitterly, formally, strenuously, strongly, vehemently, vigorously

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