- Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing. (noun)
- A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action: an object of contempt. (noun)
- The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort: the object of the game. (noun)
- Grammar A noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that receives or is affected by the action of a verb within a sentence. (noun)
- Grammar A noun or substantive governed by a preposition. (noun)
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