object

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noun
1 solid thing
ADJECTIVE
inanimate
solid, three-dimensional
large, small
heavy, sharp, etc.
egg-shaped, V-shaped, etc.
man-made
common, everyday, familiar, household

Her paintings are of ordinary everyday objects.

decorative
flying, moving
stationary
distant
material, physical
sacred
foreign

people who claim to have found foreign objects in cans

sex, sexual

He regards women as nothing more than sexual objects.

2 purpose
ADJECTIVE
main, primary, principal
sole

My sole object is to get to the bottom of this mystery.

OBJECT + NOUN
lesson

The plans are an object lesson in how to ruin a city.

PHRASES
the object of the exercise (esp. BrE), the object of the game

The object of the game is to score as many points as possible.

It would defeat the object of the exercise if we paid someone to do it for us.

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verb
ADVERB
strenuously, strongly, vehemently
VERB + OBJECT
can hardly

It was your own idea in the first place, so you can hardly object now.

be entitled to (esp. BrE), have a/the right to
PREPOSITION
to

a petition objecting to the plan

PHRASES
object on the grounds that … 

I objected on the grounds that it was unkind to the animals.


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