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Definition of object:

  1. A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a transitive verb.
  2. Opposed; presented in opposition; also, exposed.
  3. Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To make opposition in words or argument; - usually followed by to.
  8. To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
  9. To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.

Synonyms:

prey, entity, quarry, heading, target area, individual, recipient, bulk, view, existence, physical object, objective lens, be, intent, end, mark, existent, target, receiver, victim, item, planned, determination, aim, purpose, object lens, being, butt, aspiration, bearing, objective, design, why, meaning, point, gadget, object glass, tendency, fair game, mass, inclination.

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