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Definition of Object

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.

Object Quotations

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi

Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It's not 'I love you' for this or that reason, not 'I love you if you love me.' It's love for no reason, love without an object.
Ram Dass

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. - Gilbert K. Chesterton
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Thomas Jefferson

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas A. Edison
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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