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direct object in grammar, the element of a sentence that represents the object, goal, or receiver of the action of a verb, such as "the ball" in "She kicked the ball". (Cf. indirect object, subject.)
found object any object picked up by chance and treated as a piece of art.
indirect object in grammar, the element of a sentence that represents a person or thing that is indirectly affected by the action of the verb, such as "him" in "I made him some tea". (Cf. direct object, subject.)
object glass see objective.
object lesson a concrete, practical demonstration or illustration of a moral precept or ethical principle.