US: /ˈɑbdʒɛkt/, /əbˈdʒɛkt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

object /'ɔbdʤikt/
  • danh từ
    • đồ vật, vật thể
    • đối tượng; (triết học) khách thể
    • mục tiêu, mục đích
    • người đáng thương, người lố lăng, vật đáng khinh, vật lố lăng
    • (ngôn ngữ học) bổ ngữ
    • no object
      • không thành vấn đề (dùng trong quảng cáo...)
    • quantity, size, price, no object: về số lượng, khổ, giá thì không thành vấn đề
  • ngoại động từ
    • phản đối, chống, chống đối
    • nội động từ
      • ghét, không thích, cảm thấy khó chịu
        • I object to being treated like this: tôi không thích bị đối xử như vậy

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 a thing that can be seen and touched, but is not alive: everyday / household objects + Glass and plastic objects lined the shelves.
    See also - UFO
    2 ~ of desire, study, attention, etc. a person or thing that sb DESIRES, studies, pays attention to, etc: the urge to possess the objects of our desire
    See also - SEX OBJECT
    3 an aim or a purpose: Her sole object in life is to become a travel writer. + The object is to educate people about road safety. + If you're late, you'll defeat the whole object of the exercise.
    4 (grammar) a noun, noun phrase or pronoun that refers to a person or thing that is affected by the action of the verb (called the DIRECT OBJECT), or that the action is done to or for (called the INDIRECT OBJECT)
    Compare: SUBJECT (5)
    Idioms: expense, money, etc. is no object used to say that you are willing to spend a lot of money: He always travels first class-expense is no object.
    + verb
    1 [V] ~ (to sb/sth)
    ~ (to doing sth / to sb doing sth) to say that you disagree with, disapprove of or oppose sth: Many local people object to the building of the new airport. + If nobody objects, we'll postpone the meeting till next week. + I really object to being charged for parking.
    2 to give sth as a reason for opposing sth: [V that] He objected that the police had arrested him without sufficient evidence. [also V speech]
    objects you can use
    It is useful to know some general words to help you describe objects, especially if you do not know the name of a particular object.
    A device is something that has been designed to do a particular job: There is a new device for cars that warns drivers of traffic jams ahead.
    A gadget is a small object that does something useful, but is not really necessary: His kitchen is full of gadgets he never uses.
    An instrument is used especially for delicate or scientific work: 'What do you call the instrument that measures temperature?' 'A thermometer.'
    A tool is something that you use for making and repairing things: 'Have you got one of those tools for turning screws?' 'Do you mean a screwdriver?'
    A machine has moving parts and is used for a particular job. It usually stands on its own: 'What's a blender?' 'It's an electric machine for mixing soft food or liquid.'
    An appliance is a large machine that you use in the house, such as a washing machine.
    Equipment means all the things you need for a particular activity: climbing equipment.
    Apparatus means all the tools, machines or equipment that you need for something: firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 thing, tangible, item; reality, entity, fact, phenomenon:
    A number of objects lay on the table. Thoughts may be considered as objects of the imagination
    2 focus, target, butt, aim, destination, quarry, goal:
    The object of my affection has married someone else.
    3 purpose, end, intention, objective, reason, intent, idea, goal:
    The object of our visit is to ask you a few questions.
    4 protest (to or against), interfere (with), raise objections (to), argue (against), oppose, be against, take exception (to), disapprove (of), draw the line (at), complain (about), remonstrate (over or about), take a stand (against), refuse:
    I won't object if you want to bring the wine. Would you object to rereading that passage? If they ask me, I cannot object.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 solid thing


    solid | inanimate | everyday, household
    Her paintings are of ordinary everyday objects.

    2 purpose


    main, primary, principal | sole
    My sole object is to get to the bottom of this mystery.


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


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


    strenuously, strongly, vehemently


    can/could hardly
    It was your own idea in the first place, so you can hardly object now.
    | be entitled to, have a/the right to


    a petition objecting to the scheme


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

    Concise English dictionary

    objects|objected|objectingəb'dʒekt ,'ɑbdʒɪkt /'ɒb-
    +a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    +the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    +(grammar) a constituent that is acted upon
    +the focus of cognitions or feelings
    +express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
    +be averse to or express disapproval of