object noun (THING)
- A new baby will automatically curl its fingers round any object it touches.
- Look, there's a strange object in the sky!
- Make sure you bend your knees when you're picking up heavy objects.
- Boxwood is used for making small carved objects and tool handles.
- I like objects to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
object noun (GRAMMAR)
- The verb "give" can take two objects.
- A transitive verb needs to have an object.
object noun (PURPOSE)
object noun (CAUSE)
objectverb [ I ]uk /əbˈdʒekt/ us /əbˈdʒekt/
- A couple of people objected to the proposal, but the vast majority approved of it.
- Religious traditionalists objected to theories of evolution being taught in schools.
- Local tradesmen are objecting to plans for big new out-of-town shopping centre.
- He objected to the fact that the documents weren't available before the meeting.
- She objects to being called his assistant.