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Definition of Object


  1. To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.
  2. To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
  3. To make opposition in words or argument; -- usually followed by to.
  4. That which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in the way of some of the senses; something visible or tangible; as, he observed an object in the distance; all the objects in sight; he touched a strange object in the dark.
  5. That which is set, or which may be regarded as set, before the mind so as to be apprehended or known; that of which the mind by any of its activities takes cognizance, whether a thing external in space or a conception formed by the mind itself; as, an object of knowledge, wonder, fear, thought, study, etc.
  6. That by which the mind, or any of its activities, is directed; that on which the purpose are fixed as the end of action or effort; that which is sought for; end; aim; motive; final cause.
  7. Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
  8. A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb.
  9. Opposed; presented in opposition; also, exposed.
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Object Translations

object in Danish is ting
object in Dutch is mikpunt, onderwerp, object, ding
object in Finnish is esine
object in French is objet, dgssein
object in German is Gegenstand, Gegenstand, Zweck, Maschinen
object in Italian is traguardo, oggetto
object in Norwegian is ting
object in Portuguese is objecto, objeto
object in Spanish is meta, objecto, finalidad