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Definition 1: a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow - [noun denoting tops]

Samples where object or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects

Synonyms for object in the sense of this definition

(object is a kind of ...) an entity that has physical existence

(... is a kind of object ) something that is found

"the findings in the gastrointestinal tract indicate that he died several hours after dinner" "an area rich in archaeological findings"

(... is a kind of object ) an object that floats or is capable of floating

(... is a kind of object ) any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another

(... is a kind of object ) (geology) the geological features of the earth

(... is a kind of object ) something grown or growing

"a growth of hair"

(... is a kind of object ) many objects thrown forcefully through the air

"a hail of pebbles" "a hail of bullets"

(... is a kind of object ) a rounded compact mass

"the head of a comet"

(... is a kind of object ) the frozen part of a body of water

(... is a kind of object ) the solid part of the earth's surface

"the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land" "the earth shook for several minutes" "he dropped the logs on the ground"

(... is a kind of object ) material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

"the land had never been plowed" "good agricultural soil"

(... is a kind of object ) any object resembling a moon

"he made a moon lamp that he used as a night light" "the clock had a moon that showed various phases"

(... is a kind of object ) a nearby object of the same kind

"Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas" "what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?"

(... is a kind of object ) any object that is left unused or still extant

"I threw out the remains of my dinner"

(... is a kind of object ) any long object resembling a thin line

"a mere ribbon of land" "the lighted ribbon of traffic" "from the air the road was a grey thread" "a thread of smoke climbed upward"

(... is a kind of object ) something that shines (with emitted or reflected light)

(... is a kind of object ) anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place

"pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea"

(... is a kind of object ) anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect

"a wall of water" "a wall of smoke" "a wall of prejudice" "negotiations ran into a brick wall"

(... is a kind of object ) anything that is cast aside or discarded

(... is a kind of object ) an object (such as a coin or postage stamp) made to mark an event or honor a person

(... is a kind of object ) an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity

"how big is that part compared to the whole?" "the team is a unit"

(... is a kind of object ) a point or extent in space

(... is a kind of object ) something believed to bring good luck

(... is a kind of object ) something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

(... is a kind of object ) anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

"the luck of the draw" "they drew lots for it"

(... is a kind of object ) a thin coating or layer

"the table was covered with a film of dust"

(... is a kind of object ) something believed to bring bad luck

(... is a kind of object ) something indescribable

(... is a kind of object ) something of sentimental value

(... is a kind of object ) anything added to fill out a whole

"some of the items in the collection are mere makeweights"

(... is a kind of object ) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is a kind of object ) any movable articles or objects used on the set of a play or movie

"before every scene he ran down his checklist of props"

(... is a kind of object ) something long, thin, and flexible that resembles a snake

(... is a kind of object ) miscellaneous unspecified objects

"the trunk was full of stuff"

(... is a kind of object ) something of small importance

(... is a kind of object ) (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel

"she could peel an apple with a single long paring"

(... is a kind of object ) anything that is caught (especially if it is worth catching)

"he shared his catch with the others"

(... is a kind of object ) an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving

"the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn"

Definition 2: the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where object or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

Synonyms for object in the sense of this definition

(object is a kind of ...) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

"the ends justify the means"

(... is a kind of object ) the object of any prolonged endeavor

(... is a kind of object ) an immediate objective

"gossip was the main business of the evening"

(... is a kind of object ) the object of an activity

"what is the point of discussing it?"

(... is a kind of object ) a special objective

"the thing is to stay in bounds"

Definition 3: the focus of cognitions or feelings - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where object or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • objects of thought
  • the object of my affection

(object is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of object ) the object of a feeling of intense aversion; something to be avoided

"cats were his greatest antipathy"

(... is a kind of object ) an object of dread or apprehension

"Germany was always a bugbear for France" "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"

(... is a kind of object ) the object of cursing or detestation; that which is execrated

(... is a kind of object ) the object upon which interest and attention focuses

"his stories made him the center of the party"

(... is a kind of object ) an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode

"he refused to believe that the angel was a hallucination"

(... is a kind of object ) an object of extravagant short-lived passion

(... is a kind of object ) any object of warm affection or devotion

"the theater was her first love" "he has a passion for cock fighting"

Definition 4: (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where object or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in object-oriented programming, objects include data and define its status, its methods of operation and how it interacts with other objects

(object is a kind of ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 5: (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where object or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the object of the verb

(object is a kind of ...) (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction

(... is a kind of object ) the object governed by a preposition

(... is a kind of object ) the object that receives the direct action of the verb

(... is a kind of object ) the object that is the recipient or beneficiary of the action of the verb

(... is a kind of object ) an object in a passive construction

(object belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 6: express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent - [verb of communication]

Samples where object or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with
  • When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license

(object is a kind of ...) deem wrong or inappropriate

"I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

(... is a kind of object ) take exception to

"he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"

(... is a kind of object ) raise a formal objection in a court of law

(... is a kind of object ) raise trivial objections

(... is a kind of object ) be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by

"I don't mind your behavior"

(... is a kind of object ) argue in protest or opposition

(... is a kind of object ) take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent

"She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again"

Definition 7: be averse to or express disapproval of - [verb of stative]

Samples where object or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My wife objects to modern furniture

(object is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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