To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to
To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of
accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
That which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in
the way of some of the senses; something visible or tangible; as, he
observed an object in the distance; all the objects in sight; he
touched a strange object in the dark.
That which is set, or which may be regarded as set,
before the mind so as to be apprehended or known; that of which the
mind by any of its activities takes cognizance, whether a thing
external in space or a conception formed by the mind itself; as, an
object of knowledge, wonder, fear, thought, study, etc.
That by which the mind, or any of its activities, is
directed; that on which the purpose are fixed as the end of action or
effort; that which is sought for; end; aim; motive; final cause.
Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
A word, phrase, or clause toward which an action is
directed, or is considered to be directed; as, the object of a
To make opposition in words or argument; -- usually
followed by to.