Antonyms for object

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : noun ob-jikt, -jekt; verb uhb-jekt
Phonetic Transcription : noun ˈɒb dʒɪkt, -dʒɛkt; verb əbˈdʒɛkt

Definition of object

Origin :
  • late 14c., "tangible thing, something perceived or presented to the senses," from Medieval Latin objectum "thing put before" (the mind or sight), noun use of neuter of Latin obiectus "lying before, opposite" (as a noun in classical Latin, "charges, accusations"), past participle of obicere "to present, oppose, cast in the way of," from ob "against" (see ob-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "thing aimed at" is late 14c. No object "not a thing regarded as important" is from 1782. As an adjective, "presented to the senses," from late 14c. Object lesson "instruction conveyed by examination of a material object" is from 1831.
  • noun thing able to be seen/felt/perceived
  • noun purpose, use
  • noun aim, recipient
  • verb disagree, argue against
Example sentences :
  • The object of her solicitude entered in dressing-gown and slippers.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "I shall not interfere with that arrangement," said the lawyer, misunderstanding his object.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • My object in calling upon him was to induce him to do me justice at last.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • This object, through the kindness of friends, was accomplished.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • I remembered the object of my visit, and struggled for composure.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • The object sought was not a thing dreamed of; it was a thing realized.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • If it be possible for so universal a lover to be confined so long to one object?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Thou,” she says to the Gifted, “art the object of my first and all-engrossing passion.
  • Extract from : « The Lamplighter » by Charles Dickens
  • The object so meritorious, who can doubt the reality of his professions?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • At times we are as much the object of their envy as they ever are of ours.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King

Synonyms for object

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