■ noun 'ɒbdʒɪkt , -dʒɛkt
1》 a material thing that can be seen and touched.
↘ Philosophy a thing external to the thinking mind or subject.
2》 a person or thing to which an action or feeling is directed: she was the ~ of attention.
3》 a goal or purpose.
4》 Grammar a noun or noun phrase governed by an active transitive verb or by a preposition.
5》 Computing a package of information containing both data and a description of its manipulation, that can perform specific tasks
■ verb əb'dʒɛkt express disapproval or opposition.
no ~ not influencing or restricting choices or decisions: a tycoon for whom money is no ~.
ME: from med. L. ~um 'thing presented to the mind', neut. past participle of L. obicere , from ob- 'in the way of' + jacere 'to throw'.