object

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Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: ob‧ject
noun
verb

Noun[change]

Singular
object

Plural
objects

  1. An object is a thing that you can touch, but it is not alive.
    We don't know what killed him, but it was a smooth, heavy object.
  2. The object of an action or plan is the goal or the reason for it.
    The object of soccer is to kick the ball into the other team's net.
  3. In English grammar, the object of a sentence is a noun or noun phrase that usually comes after the verb. This noun is usually the thing that is receiving the action.
    In the sentence, "Yoko ate the bread.", bread is the object.

Verb[change]

Plain form
object

Third-person singular
objects

Past tense
objected

Past participle
objected

Present participle
objecting

  1. If you object to something, you don't agree with it.
    Most people will object to being asked to work too much.