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object

ob·ject

object

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ab jekt
definition 1: anything that has shape or form and can be seen or touched.
The only object in the room was a chair.
synonyms:
thing
similar words:
article, body, form, something, stuff, substance
definition 2: the purpose of a particular activity.
The object of the game is to get rid of all your cards.
synonyms:
aim, goal, point, target
similar words:
design, idea, intention, plan
definition 3: a noun or noun phrase that is affected by the action of a verb in a sentence. In the sentence "The dog bit the man," "the man" is the object.
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similar words:
recipient
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: b jekt
inflections: objected, objecting, objects
definition: to show negative feelings about something.
The store owner objected when we walked in without shoes.I object to your rude language.
synonyms:
disapprove
derivation: objector (n.)
Word Parts
The word object contains the following parts:
ob- Latin prefix that means towards; against; away
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The prefix ob- is a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as object . It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in ob- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms oc-, of-, op-, and o-.