What does object mean?

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Noun
  1. A thing that has physical existence.
  2. Objective; the goal, end or purpose of something.
  3. (grammar) 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.
  4. A person or thing toward which an emotion is directed.
  5. (object-oriented programming) An instantiation of a class or structure.
  6. (category theory) An element within a category upon which functions operate. Thus, a category consists of a set of element objects and the functions that operate on them.
  7. (obsolete) Sight; show; appearance; aspect.
Verb
  1. (intransitive) To disagree with something or someone; especially in a Court of Law, to raise an objection.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To offer in opposition as a criminal charge or by way of accusation or reproach; to adduce as an objection or adverse reason.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To set before or against; to bring into opposition; to oppose.
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