The noun phrase which is an internal complement of a verb phrase or a prepositional phrase. In a verb phrase with a transitive action verb, it is typically the receiver of the action. (noun)
A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed. (noun)
In object-oriented programming, an instantiation of a class or structure. (noun)
To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection. (verb)
Examples of word object
_Book_, naming the thing acted upon, they call the _direct_ object; and _me_, naming the person toward whom the act is directed, they call the +indirect+, or _dative_, +object+.
By the latter process they put _themselves_ on the outside of an object -- in fact, they surround it; by the former, they put the _object_ outside by allowing it to escape through their bodies.
She suspects the object of his visit; more than that, she knows it: _she is herself its object_.
But this only proves that while thousands and tens of thousands of their fellow beings spent their lives in insignificance, for want of a definite object to live for, these men, having an _object_ before them, _accomplished_ something.
This is what $object method ... syntax supports quite well, as it allows the object to decide how to interpret the message depending on its type.