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)
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object noun (PURPOSE)
object noun (CAUSE)
ObjectsAn object is one of the five major elements of clause structure. The other four are subject, verb, adjunct and complement. …
Indirect objectsAn indirect object is usually a person or an animal. The indirect object (underlined) receives or is affected by the direct object (in bold). An indirect object always needs a direct object with it and always comes before the direct object: …
Verbs and objectsSome verbs (often called transitive verbs) need an object to complete their meaning. Some verbs (often called intransitive verbs) do not take an object. Some verbs need both a direct object and an indirect object. Some verbs can take a wh-clause or a that-clause as an object. …
Verbs: transitive and intransitive usesSome verbs always need an object. These are called transitive verbs. Some verbs never have an object. These are called intransitive verbs. Some verbs can be used with or without an object. These are called transitive (with an object) and intransitive (without an object) uses of the verbs. …
Verbs with direct and indirect objectsSome verbs take two objects, a direct object and an indirect object. The indirect object is the person or thing that receives the direct object. The indirect object (underlined in the examples) comes before the direct object (in bold): …
Verbs followed by a direct object and a prepositional phrase of time or placeSome verbs take a direct object and a prepositional phrase of time or place: …
Verbs followed by a direct object and an -ed clauseSome verbs can be followed by a direct object (underlined) and a clause containing the -ed form of a verb: …
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.