Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action: an object of contempt. The purpose, aim, or goal of a specific action or effort: the object of the game. Grammar A noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that receives or is affected by the action of a verb within a sentence. Grammar A noun or substantive governed by a preposition. Philosophy Something intelligible or perceptible by the mind. Computer Science A discrete item that can be selected and maneuvered, such as an onscreen graphic. In object-oriented programming, objects include data and the procedures necessary to operate on that data. To present a dissenting or opposing argument; raise an objection: objected to the testimony of the witness. To be averse to or express disapproval of something: objects to modern materialism. To put forward in or as a reason for opposition; offer as criticism: They objected that discipline was lacking.