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object

noun [C]  us   /ˈɑb·dʒɪkt, -dʒekt/

object noun [C] (THING)

a thing that can be seen, held, or touched, usually not a living thing: Distant objects look blurry to me.

object noun [C] (PURPOSE)

a purpose or aim of some effort or activity: The object of the game of chess is to checkmate your opponent.

object noun [C] (particular person or thing)

the particular person or thing to which others direct thoughts, feelings, or actions: The court has been the object of recent criticism.

object noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

grammar a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that represents the person or thing toward which the action of a verb is directed or to which a preposition relates: In the sentence, "Give the book to me," "book" is the direct object of the verb "give," and "me" is the indirect object.
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