|1.||[ noun ] a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow|
"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
|Related terms:||entity location body_of_water part land land substance wall commodity life_form whole ribbon whatchamacallit film draw curio moon remains artifact pounder finding vagabond paring ice charm keepsake web neighbor shiner trivia floater discard fomite snake property natural_object enclosure catch expanse je_ne_sais_quois head growth makeweight hoodoo exteriorize|
|2.||[ verb ] express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent|
"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"
|Related terms:||disapprove mind remonstrate demur challenge raise_hell cavil expostulation|
|3.||[ noun ] the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)|
|Synonyms:||objective aim target|
"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"
|Related terms:||goal thing business point target|
|4.||[ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) a grammatical constituent that is acted upon|
"the object of the verb"
|Related terms:||constituent prepositional_object indirect_object retained_object direct_object grammar|
|5.||[ noun ] the focus of cognitions or feelings|
"objects of thought" "the object of my affection"
|Related terms:||content love center hallucination infatuation execration bugbear antipathy|
|6.||[ verb ] be averse to or express disapproval of|
"My wife objects to modern furniture"
|Related terms:||be protest|