1 noun
1 THING (C) a solid thing, especially something that you can hold or touch: some kind of heavy blunt object
2 an object of pity/desire/contempt etc someone or something that is pitied, desired etc: Once famous, he was now a mere object of pity.
—see also: sex object
3 AIM (singular) the intended result of a plan, action, or activity
(+ of): The object of the game is to score 100 points. | His primary object was to gain publicity. | the object of the exercise (=the object of whatever you are doing): The customer will benefit most, and that after all is the object of the exercise.
4 money/expense is no object used to say that you are willing to spend a lot of money
5 object lesson an event or story that shows you the right or wrong way of doing something: The whole weekend was an object lesson in how not to attract a woman.
6 IN GRAMMAR (C) a noun, noun phrase, or
pronoun representing
a) the person or thing that something is done to, for example `the house' in `We built the house.'; direct object
b) the person who is concerned in the result of an action, for example `her' in `I gave her the book.'; indirect object
c) the person or thing that is joined by a preposition to another word or phrase, for example `table' in `He sat on the table.'
2 verb
1 (I) to complain or protest about something, or to feel or say that you oppose it or disapprove of it: Do you think anyone would object if I park my car here?
(+ to): My mother objected to every boy I brought home. | object to being called/being told etc: I object to being spoken to like that. | I object (=used in formal arguments): Mr. Chairman, I object. That is an unfair allegation.
2 (transitive + that) to state a fact or opinion as a way of opposing something or complaining: Mom objected that we were too young to go on vacation alone. | “My name's not Sonny,” the child objected.
—see also: objector

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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