direct object Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “direct object” in the English Dictionary

"direct object" in British English

See all translations

direct objectnoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
The ​directobject of a transitiveverb is the ​person or thing that is ​affected by the ​action of the ​verb.
(Definition of direct object from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"direct object" in American English

See all translations

direct objectnoun [C]

 us   /dəˈrekt ˈɑb·dʒɪkt, dɑɪ-/
(in ​grammar) the word or phrase naming who or what ​receives the ​action of the ​verb: In the ​sentence "I ​saw Mary," "Mary" is the direct object.
(Definition of direct object from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “direct object”
in Chinese (Simplified) 直接宾语…
in Turkish belirtili nesne…
in Russian прямое дополнение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直接受詞…
in Polish dopełnienie bliższe…
What is the pronunciation of direct object?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More